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Tragic accident leaves coma surviver dead

The Star Tribune reported a young woman was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning, almost 13 years after she survived a car accident that left her in a coma.

Nikki Anderson was killed at about 1 a.m. after she hit a light pole and then a tree, causing her 2003 Chevy Impala to catch fire.

Police and rescue workers attempted to estinguish the fire and pull Anderson from vehicle, however the fire was too intense and they were rescuers were forced to back away.

A 12-year-old Anderson suffered head injuries in a car accident near Fargo, N.D. causing her to be left in a deep coma for nine weeks. The avid horse rider became somewhat of a local celebrity after when she recovered after several visits from the St. Paul mounted patrol.