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Driver killed in single-car crash

A driver who died after a crashing a car through construction barricades and plunging onto a closed section of Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis has been identified, reported The StarTribune.

The Hennepin County medical examiner's office said Sunday that the driver was Jose Joel Guerra, a 33-year-old resident of north Minneapolis. The news release said he was also known as Jorge Sandoval.

Details were scarce about the accident, which occurred at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at the 46th Street bridge.

The driver of a 1991 Buick Regal drove through barriers into a construction zone on I-35W at 46th Street about 5:30 a.m., the report said The Pioneer Press.

Interstate 35W is closed all weekend from downtown Minneapolis to Crosstown Hwy. 62; it is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.