A 40-year-old woman from Faribault was killed in a traffic crash early this morning in Walcott Township, a 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the accident.

According to a press release from the Rice County Sheriff's Office; at 12:25AM the Rice County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a vehicle being off the road on the 22000 Block of Glynview Trail.

The first deputy to arrive on the scene located a truck in the ditch.  The same deputy also located a heavily damaged golf cart and an unresponsive female.  Life-saving measures were attempted on the female but she was pronounced dead at 1:09AM.

A search for the driver of the truck was conducted and it was determined that the driver was not at the scene. The driver was located later at his residence. Orville Knott Jr., age 55 of Faribault, was arrested at his residence according to the Rice County Sheriff's Office press release.

Image Credit Rice County Sheriff's Office
Image Credit Rice County Sheriff's Office

At this time the investigation is ongoing, but preliminary information is that both vehicles had been northbound on Glynview Trail (CR 19) and that the Chevrolet Silverado pick-up rear-ended the golf cart driven by Megan Graham.

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by North Ambulance, Faribault Rescue, and the Faribault Police Department.  The MN State Patrol is also assisting with crash investigation and mapping.

Sheriff Troy Dunn shared, “Our condolences go out to everyone involved in this horrific crash.  Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.”

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