Northfield, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says an elderly woman was killed Saturday morning in a traffic crash near Northfield.

81-year-old Donna Otto of Hampton was driving a car that smashed into the back of a minivan shortly after 10 AM. The State Patrol says the deadly crash occurred when the driver of the minivan stopped in the westbound lane of Highway 19 to make a left turn at the intersection with Kellogg Avenue about 3 miles east of the Carleton College Campus.

The 24-year-old St. Paul woman driving the minivan and her 72-year-old female passenger were transported to the Northfield Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.