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Authorities are investigating how a woman fell from the 34th Street overpass on Interstate 94 in Moorhead on Saturday, landing in westbound traffic. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Woman who died in fall from interstate overpass in south Moorhead identified

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MOORHEAD - A Moorhead woman died Saturday night after she fell from the 34th Street South overpass onto Interstate 94 and was struck by at least one vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

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The incident happened about 8:10 p.m., shortly after authorities received reports of a woman running in and out of traffic on 34th Street near I-94.

According to the State Patrol, it appeared the woman, identified as Kristi E. Garden, 55, may have jumped from the overpass onto the westbound lanes of I-94, where she was struck by an SUV driven by Benjamin R. Deraas, 25, of Fargo.

The westbound lanes of I-94 were closed temporarily Saturday evening and traffic rerouted.

The State Patrol said the westbound lanes may be closed at some point today to allow for incident reconstruction.

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