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Workers strapped a towing harness to a vehicle that had crashed into Battle Creek Lake in Woodbury before removing it from the water. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

UPDATE: I-94 wreck was intentional, authorities say

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A Woodbury woman was injured after her vehicle drove off Interstate 94, crashed through a fence and plunged into Battle Creek Lake in Woodbury in an incident authorities described as a suicide attempt.


"This was an attempt to harm herself," said Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske, who added that a suicide note was found at the 54-year-old woman's home.

The woman survived the crash and was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with minor injuries, Roeske said.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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