A local woman was killed in a car accident Friday, April 16 in rural Cass Lake.

According to a press release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle crash was reported at 11:49 p.m. on 140th St. NW in Wilkinson Township.

Deputies and responders arrived to find a 2010 Chevrolet Impala that had left the roadway, striking a tree. An adult female, 34, of Cass Lake was found ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only occupant of the vehicle.

An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the crash remains under investigation. Assisting on scene were the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Leech Lake Ambulance and Cass Lake Fire Department.

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