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Driver dies in 35W crash

A driver died Saturday morning after crashing into construction barricades and then onto a closed ramp of Interstate 35W in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune reported.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m.

The driver of a 1991 Buick Regal was heading south on the Stevens Avenue frontage road when the car went through barriers, the State Patrol said.

The Star Tribune report said the driver could not be identified as male or female, but according to the Pioneer Press, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office identified the driver as male.

UPDATE: The name of the driver was released Sunday by the Hennepin County medical examiner's office. His name was Jose Joel Guerra, also known as Jorge Sandoval, a 33-year-old resident of north Minneapolis.