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One person killed, two injured in SE Minn. vehicle crash

The passenger who died in this single-vehicle crash was not wearing a seat belt.

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One person died and two were injured after a single-vehicle crash in Goodhue County at 3:37 a.m. Saturday.

Passenger Ashley Gomez, 29, died after the Jeep she was in rolled off Highway 57 while traveling southbound. Gomez wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Driver Maria Ramirez, 33, and passenger Ciriaco Bautista, 32, were transferred to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

The driver and passengers were from Texas, according to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report.

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