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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - For a second night in a row, Rochester police officers were busy Saturday dealing with a traffic wreck and this one was deadly.

RPD Sgt Bert Otto says a car was rear-ended near the intersection of 18th Ave and 55th St NW just before 9:00 PM.


Otto says the car had turned onto 18th Ave from Crimson Ridge Dr. when it was struck by a Jeep. The Jeep ended on its side and the driver was ejected. Otto says the man driving the Jeep was taken to St Marys Hospital with serious injuries.

A Rochester woman in the car that was hit suffered a head injury and died at the scene. Her husband was driving the car and was taken to St. Marys Hospital with unknown injuries.

The woman who died has been identified as 24-year-old Joharmi Rubio. Her husband was identified as 27-year-old Luis Rubio Lunar. The other driver was identified as 27-year-old Matthew Shaver, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

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