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Second Person from SUV Dies

The Star Tribune reported that a second person from the SUV that plunged into the St. Croix River Sunday night died.
Rohini Krishnamurthy, 27, died Tuesday at 4:20 p.m. at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reported. She had been in critical condition since the accident.
Mohanraj Pothiraj, 28, had died Monday morning, less than 12 hours after being pulled from the submerged vehicle, the Pioneer Press reported.
The vehicle’s other two occupants, Deepa Vellusamy, 25, and Kalaiselvi Vijayakumar, 25, are still at Regions Hospital. As of Saturday night, Vellusamy was in serious condition, and Vijayakumar was in critical condition, the Pioneer Press reported.
The four friends were originally from India and had rented the vehicle for a daytrip to Stillwater, the Pioneer Press reported.
Authorities are still investigating why the four had driven down a disserted dirt road just north of Stillwater. “It would be very premature to speculate as to what happened until we have more facts, which we are trying to obtain,? Stillwater Police Chief John Gannaway said.
The vehicle left the road and plunged into the St. Croix River at about 10 p.m. Sunday night, the Star Tribune reported.
Two 911 calls from within the vehicle were placed. Rescuers arrived at the scene two minutes later and rescuers had pulled all four from the vehicle within 15 minutes, the Pioneer Press reported.
According to the Star Tribune, Stillwater police hoped to interview Vellusamy and Kalaiselvi on Tuesday.