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Grove City woman killed in Thursday crash

GROVE CITY -- Alvina Marie Erickson, 71, of Grove City, died at the scene of a crash around 4:10 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of State Highway 4 and County Road 28.

According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Erickson was northbound on Highway 4 when her 2008 Chrysler Town and Country van struck a truck and trailer parked on the southbound shoulder.

The truck, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, and trailer were parked in the southbound shoulder facing north. Two employees of Geyer Signal of St. Cloud were loading construction signs into the back of the trailer. Jason D. Ellering, 26, of St. Cloud, and Michael D. Walz, 29, of St. Cloud refused medical attention.

The accident is under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.