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Cottage Grove woman injured in interstate crash
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

A Cottage Grove woman remained in critical condition Wednesday after a weekend rollover crash on Interstate 94.

The driver, Michelle Leane Geiger, 36, remained hospitalized at Regions Medical Center in St. Paul, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Her passenger, Kaylee Lyn Geiger, also was taken from the crash by ambulance, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Regions staff had no information Wednesday on the passenger.

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According to a report released by the State Patrol, a witness saw Geiger's vehicle heading westbound on I-94 at 3:34 p.m. in West Lakeland Township when it began to veer off the roadway. The report states the driver over-corrected, sending the vehicle into a roll.

Michelle Geiger was partially ejected from the vehicle and became trapped underneath it, according to the report.

The report does not state whether alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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