According to a press release from the West Hennepin Public Safety Department, on Friday around 3:13 p.m., the department responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 12 near Valley Road in Independence. The intersection is between Hennepin County Road 90 and 92.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers determined two passenger cars were traveling westbound and one semi-truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 12. The investigation and witness statements found that the first passenger car traveling west crossed over the yellow center line and crashed into the semi head-on in the eastbound lane.
The driver of the car, Tamara Freiborg, 52 from Bloomington, was pronounced dead at the scene.