*Update* Harris Resident Driver in Fatal Accident

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 5:02 am

A Harris resident was involved in a fatal four car crash Tuesday in Anoka County.  Mary Smith ,19, of Harris was the driver in a 1994 Honda Civic that rear-ended the car of Hugo resident Sara Kaufman, 32, who was killed as a result of the collision.  Smith suffered only minor injuries.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Smith’s car rear ended a Kaufman’s Volkswagon Cabriolet which in turn hit a Ford pick-up truck,  which then hit a Chevy Cobalt.

Kaufman passed away Wednesday morning at the North Memorial Hospital early Wednesday morning.

The State Patrol said at the time of the crash, traffic was heavy due to construction and Smith was driving at freeway speeds.

The accident occurred at I-35E northbound and 80th Street around 9:20 p.m.  Traffic shut down for several hours due to the crash.

Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the accident.

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