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Woman dies in car crash

A 25-year-old Maple Grove woman died in car crash almost 13 years after she survived a car crash that left her in a coma for nine weeks reports Star Tribune.


Nikki Anderson was killed about 1 a.m. when her 2003 Chevy Impala caught fire after she struck a light pole and then hit a tree at the entrance of Interstate 694 from White Bear Avenue.


Police and fire fighters tried to contain the fire and get her out of the car but the fire was too intense and they had to back away.


“The fire dictates what you can and can’t do,? said Lt. Mark Peterson of the State Patrol.


The roads were wet on the time of the accident but they do not believe that was a factor in the crash.


When Anderson was 12-years-old she was in a car accident near Fargo, N.D. that left her in a coma for nine weeks, she gained some fame locally when she regained consciousness.