Oakdale woman dies in highway crash with deer

Published 9:48 pm Monday, October 29, 2018

MAPLEWOOD — An Oakdale woman has died after the SUV in which she was a passenger struck a deer and crashed.

The Minnesota State Patrol said 56-year-old Jody Rae Bergsgaard was killed Sunday about 5:30 p.m. on Highway 36 in Maplewood. After striking the deer, the SUV crossed both lanes of the highway and crashed into a ditch.

Bergsgaard was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 61-year-old Robert Bergsgaard, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The patrol said his injuries aren’t critical.