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One killed Tuesday in Hwy. 52 crash

The driver of this Dodge Neon was killed when he hit another car and rolled off of Highway 52 Tuesday morning.

One man is dead after his car rolled over off Highway 52 south of 250th Street Tuesday morning. Eric Bruss, 36, of Shakopee, was the sole occupant of his vehicle, according to a Dakota County sergeant at the scene.

According to the State Patrol report, Bruss was driving a Dodge Neon northbound on Highway 52 and was approaching a Chevrolet passenger vehicle in the right lane. As he moved to the left lane to pass, his vehicle struck a glancing blow off the rear of the Chevrolet, went out of control and rolled into the right ditch.

The driver who was killed was not been wearing his seat belt, and was partially ejected from the vehicle, said Lt. Eric Roeske, public information officer for the State Patrol. Other factors leading to the crash are still under investigation.

The Chevrolet sustained only minor damage. There were four people in the vehicle, none of whom reported any injuries.

The State Patrol responded to the crash and was assisted by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

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