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Illinois woman dies after rollover crash near Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An Illinois woman has died from injuries suffered in a rollover crash near Fergus Falls on Friday, May 24, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash happened at about 11:40 a.m. on Interstate 94.

Shawn Ottum, 41, of Aurora, Colo., was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche east when he lost control of the SUV, went into the south ditch and rolled, the patrol said.

Ottum's passenger, a 34-year-old woman from Danville, Ill., was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries, the patrol said. Her name has not yet been released.

Ottum was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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