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3 dead in car crash in Scott County

According to the Star Tribune, three people are dead after an early morning accident Friday that involved two vehicles and a trailer on I-35 in Lakeville.

The names of the three victims have not been released.

The male driver, 20, from Minnetonka was traveling northboundwhen their Ford Taurus hit the rear of a semitrailer truck. He lost control and ran into the median and veered into the southbound lane where it was hit by another vehicle.

The driver's mother, 46, and a 22-year-old girl, both from Mound, were taken to Regina Hospital in Hastings where they died.

The drivers of the two other vehicles were not injured.

According to the Pioneer Press, the Ford Taurus was hit head-on when it veered into the southbound lane.

A stretch of I-35 was closed for more than three hours as crews tried to clear the scene, WCCO said in a report.