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Woman dies after fall from interstate overpass in south Moorhead

Authorities are investigating how a woman fell from the 34th Street overpass on Interstate 94 in Moorhead on Saturday, landing in westbound traffic. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

MOORHEAD - An unidentified woman died Saturday night after she fell from the 34th Street South overpass onto Interstate 94 and was struck by at least one vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

The incident happened about 8:10 p.m., shortly after authorities received reports of a woman running in and out of traffic on 34th Street near I-94.

According to the State Patrol, it appeared the woman may have jumped from the overpass onto the westbound lanes of I-94, where she was struck by an SUV driven by Benjamin R. Deraas, 25, of Fargo.

The westbound lanes of I-94 were closed temporarily Saturday evening and traffic rerouted.

The State Patrol said the westbound lanes may be closed at some point today to allow for incident reconstruction.

No identification was found on the woman and the investigation into the incident is continuing, the State Patrol said.

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