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Fatal crash near Ridgedale Mall closed eastbound I-394 in Minnetonka

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 394 in Minnetonka are closed Friday morning as the State Patrol investigates a fatal crash.

The lanes are expected to remain closed for several hours, forcing morning commuters to find alternate routes, the patrol said.

Motorists may divert to the freeway. 7 Crosstown Highway. 62 or freeway. 55 to bypass the closure.

Few details were immediately released, but at least one person died in the wreckage, which occurred around 4 a.m. near Ridgedale Shopping Center and the Plymouth Road exit, the patrol said.

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