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Woman dies in Highway 212 crash


BENTON TOWNSHIP, CARVER COUNTY – A 20-year-old woman lost her life in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 212 at the intersection with Carver County Road 51 at 7:44 a.m. on Tuesday.

Amanda Nicole Green, 20, of Shakopee, suffered fatal injuries when struck by a 1999 Mack Semi-Tractor, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. She was driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR station wagon northbound on County Road 51, stopped at the sign, and proceeded into the intersection when she was struck.  Michael Duane Mickolichek, 52, of Silver Lake was driving the semi-tractor westbound on Highway 212. He suffered minor injuries.

Green was not wearing a seatbelt, and her airbag deployed, according to the accident report.