Fatal crash closes part of Highway 52 in Dakota County

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A fatal crash closed a portion of High 52 in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. (MnDOT Traffic Camera)

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 52 in Vermillion Township Saturday morning. 

The crash occurred around 11:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 52 at 190th Street. A car was traveling northbound on the highway when the driver veered into the southbound lanes of traffic and was hit head-on by a dump truck. The debris from the crash struck another car driving behind the dump truck.

Traffic cameras captured the dump truck on the grass beside the highway and a burnt car on the road. Firefighters were seen spraying down the car at one point. 

A section of Highway 52 from 200th Street to County Road 46 will be closed in both directions for a "significant amount of time," the state patrol crash report stated. The highway remains closed as of 3 p.m. Saturday. Check the latest updates on the highway closure from MnDOT here

The state patrol did not say whether any other injuries were reported or release information about those involved in the crash.