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Police and EMS personnel assist the drivers following a two-vehicle crash Friday that snarled traffic on 80th Street near the Highway 61 overpass in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Friday afternoon crash clogs 80th Street near Highway 61 overpass in Cottage Grove

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A two-vehicle crash shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday snarled traffic along 80th Street on the Highway 61 overpass in Cottage Grove.

Police Sgt. Mike Coffey said a female driving a dark SUV was westbound on 80th Street. The driver was turning left onto southbound Highway 61 when she pulled in front of another vehicle.


Coffey said both drivers sustained minor “bumps and bruises.” No one was transported.

The driver of the SUV was cited, Coffey said. The scene cleared about a half hour after the crash.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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