St. Paul teen ejected from vehicle in Mounds View

A 17-year-old girl from St. Paul was ejected from the vehicle she was driving in a rollover while traveling north on I-35W in Mounds View around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1.

According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, Olivia D. Schaab-Johnson, rolled her 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe while trying to exit from northbound I-35W to County Road 10 at the last minute.

She lost control of the SUV in the sudden maneuver, rolled it and was ejected from the vehicle.

The teenage girl was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities have classified the rollover as a “serious injury” incident, but as of Friday evening, Aug. 2 authorities had not released the girl’s medical condition.

The crash caused a major traffic jam that spanned for nearly five miles on the interstate as the State Patrol had to close down two lanes of I-35W northbound and the County Road 10 exit ramp.

The Blaine Police Department, Mounds View Police Department and New Brighton Police Department also responded and assisted the State Patrol.

— Joshua Nielsen

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