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Authorities release name of woman killed in fatal crash near Garfield, Minn.

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GARFIELD, Minn. - Authorities say 31-year-old Shannon Marie Simonson was killed in a two-vehicle crash near here Thursday night.

Authorities released the name of the victim today.

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The crash happened about a half-mile east of Garfield. The Douglas County Law Enforcement Center received a 911 call about the accident at about 5:45 p.m.

It was initially reported that Simonson was pinned inside the vehicle. When help arrived, CPR was already being administered to Simonson, who later died at the scene.

According to a news release issued by the sheriff's office, the cause of the accident is "intersection related" and is being investigated.

The Alexandria (Minn.) Echo Press is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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