Albert Lea, MN (KROC-AM News)- The driver of a box truck lost her life after crashing on I-90 near Albert Lea Wednesday morning. 

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The State Patrol responded to the crash near an exit two miles west of the I-90/I-35 interchange. The crash was reported shortly before 9:20 a.m. 

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The state crash report indicates a tire on the box truck blew out causing it to run off the freeway towards a ditch on the northside. The vehicle then struck an embankment then came to rest in the north ditch partially in a creek. 

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The driver, identified as 51-year-old Michelle Lea Bermel of Albertville, died at the scene. The state crash report says she was buckled at the time of the deadly crash.

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Wednesday morning's crash was one of two deadly crashes involving large vehicles reported on I-90 in southern Minnesota. The other occurred Wednesday afternoon about 30 miles west of Albert Lea.

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