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Spring Valley woman killed in two-car crash Tuesday

The 63-year-old was pronounced dead Tuesday, July 27, 2021, after civilians attempted CPR on her for about 15 minutes.

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A Subaru sits on the lawn of Deutsch Furniture while a member of the Rochester Police Department examines a Mercedes. Both vehicles were involved in a fatal crash at 48th Street Southwest and Commercial Drive Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (John Molseed / Post Bulletin)

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — A 63-year-old woman was killed Tuesday, July 27, after a two-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. in Rochester.

The woman's 19-year-old daughter was driving a 2015 Subaru Outback, crossing westbound traffic from the north, when they collided with a Mercedes heading westbound on 48th Street Southwest, according to Rochester Police Department Sgt. Jeff Sobczak.

The Subaru spun several feet into a grassy area.

On Wednesday morning, Rochester police Capt. Casey Moilanen identified the 63-year-old woman as Stacey York of Spring Valley, Minnesota.

Citizens who were at the accident scene performed CPR on York for about 15 minutes before law enforcement arrived, Sobczak said.

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The 19-year-old driver was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Mary's Campus. Sobczak was unable to confirm her condition.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 31-year-old woman, and her two daughters, ages 5 and 10, were taken to Saint Marys by a private party with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene.

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