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Eagan, MN (KROC-AM News) - Three people from Albert Lea were injured in a devastating alcohol-involved crash caused by a wrong-way driver in the Twin Cities early today.

The State Patrol says 60-year-old Nancy Heideman was driving an SUV pulling a boat on a trailer south on I-35 in the Eagan just after midnight when a car traveling north in the southbound lanes smashed into the SUV head-on. Investigators say the driver of the car had just turned off Cliff Road and entered the freeway from the southbound exit ramp.

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The crash report indicates Heideman and her two passengers, 57-year-old Randy Heideman and 25-year-old Desirae Heideman, were transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The wrong-way driver was identified as 28-year-old Nraughli Vang of South St. Paul. He was also taken to the St. Paul Hospital. His injuries were described as life-threatening. The State Patrol report also notes suspected alcohol use by Vang.

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