Cottage Grove man dies in Manning Avenue crash

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STILLWATER TOWNSHIP — A Cottage Grove man died Friday, July 6, following a head-on crash on Manning Avenue.

The two vehicles collided around 7:30 p.m. on Manning Avenue North, approximately four miles north of Highway 36, according to a Washington County Sheriff’s Office news release. One of the drivers, Michael Day, 31, of Cottage Grove was pronounced dead at Regions Hospital just after 8 p.m.

Joan Hansen, 29, of Lindstrom, was driving the other vehicle. She was also transported to Regions for injuries sustained in the crash.

The two drivers were the only people involved in the crash.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the crash.

Stillwater Fire Department, Lakeview Ambulance and Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

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