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Elderly woman dies near Rollag after car goes in water

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ROLLAG, Minn. - An 87-year-old woman is dead in northwestern Minnesota after her vehicle went off the roadway and into open water.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Eileen Johnson, 87, of Pelican Rapids, died at the scene inside the submerged vehicle.

The vehicle she was a passenger in was traveling south on Highway 32 about two miles north of here when it left the roadway just after 5:30 p.m. Friday and went underwater, the patrol said.

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