Farmington, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Red Wing woman is reported to be fighting for her life after the SUV she was driving collided with a gas tank on a semi-truck in Dakota County Monday afternoon. 

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The State Patrol responded to the crash at an intersection about three miles south of Farmington. The collision was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. 

The state crash report indicates the SUV, driven by 34-year-old Jessica Nicole Patterson, was traveling east on 240th St. The vehicle went through a stop sign, entered the intersection with Hwy. 3 as a southbound semi was traveling into the intersection. 

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The semi swerved into the northbound lane but could not avoid the collision as the SUV struck the truck’s passenger-side gas tank. Patterson suffered what the crash report describes as life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in her vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Alfaro Hisundy, was brought from the scene to a Twin Cities hospital with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. The truck driver, identified as 37-year-old Christopher Todd Carlson of Fredericktown, MO, was not hurt. 

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Both drivers were buckled up and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the report says. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the SUV-semi crash.

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