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Cloquet woman dies in I-35 rollover

A 54-year-old Cloquet woman died Wednesday when the pickup in which she was a passenger rolled over along Interstate 35 in Chisago County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Julie Koen was in the rear seat of a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pickup tr...

A 54-year-old Cloquet woman died Wednesday when the pickup in which she was a passenger rolled over along Interstate 35 in Chisago County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Julie Koen was in the rear seat of a 2004 Chevrolet 2500 pickup traveling southbound on I-35 between North Branch and Stacy when the driver of the truck lost control and overcorrected, and the truck rolled into the median just after 7 p.m.

Koen was thrown from the truck and died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, Jacqueline Tuggle, 16, of Early, Iowa, and a passenger, Michael Tuggle, 47, of Early, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Patrol reported.

The Tuggles, who are father and daughter, were wearing seat belts, the Patrol reported. Koen, who was a relative, was not.

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Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash.

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