Fatal Accident

Authorities said a female was killed when her vehicle collided with a semi truck on Highway 14 just west of Lewiston at 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said the woman was driving a pickup truck that caught fire after the impact and she was trapped inside. A dog in the back of the pickup also died.

Brand said the pickup was westbound and the truck, owned by Benson Feed Service of Lewiston, was eastbound. He said it appeared the pickup may have crossed the centerline.

The driver of the truck, identified as 71-year-old Donald Fabian of Lewiston, was not seriously injured.

The Minnesota State Patrol, which investigated the scene, did not immediately release the name of the 33-year-old woman who died.

The highway was closed for a time and a detour was put into place  

The Lewiston Fire Department and Ambulance responded to the scene along with the sheriff's department.

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