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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester police say the young woman who suffered significant injuries in a traffic crash in southeast Rochester last night has died.

Police Captain Casey Moilanen says 18-year-old Erika Cruz was driving east on 12th Street Southeast when her car collided with a pickup truck traveling north on 8th Avenue near the Lincoln K-8 school around 10:30 p.m. Witnesses told police the pickup appeared to be speeding but it's not known which driver had the green light at the intersection.

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The driver of the pickup, 34-year-old Sterling Haukom of Rochester, was taken to St. Mary's hospital to be treated for minor injuries before he was booked into the Olmsted County Jail, where he is currently being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide and drunk driving.

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