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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
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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Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

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.

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"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.

He said witnesses reported seeing the car traveling eastbound on I-94 at "regular freeway speed" when it veered off the south end of the roadway, rolled twice and plunged into the lake.

He said alcohol was involved and that the woman could face a possible DWI charge. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

A witness reported the crash at about 2 p.m.

Troopers at the scene accessed the victim with an inflatable raft that was used to bring her back to shore, Roeske said, noting that the water level was relatively shallow at the vehicle's entry point.

"She was more in danger of hypothermia than drowning," he said.

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