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Deadly crash on Flying Cloud Drive in Chanhassen

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One person is dead following a two-car crash on Flying Cloud Drive at Stoughton Avenue in Chanhassen, Minn. The crash happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Carver County sheriff’s office, the eastbound vehicle driven by 52 year old James O'Brien of Chaska collided with the guardrail on Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61), veered into westbound traffic, and hit another vehicle driven by 29 year old Eli Russel of Dassel. Russel was pronounced dead at the scene. O'Brien was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Renee Monnens lives at the intersection of Flying Cloud Drive and Stoughton Avenue, and said she’s been worried about speeds here for years.

"I've had people come over the line at 60 mph,” Monnens said. “Where am I going to go? Because they are coming over into my lane and I'm trying to turn. It's really kind of scary.”

Her biggest fear is that someday a driver will lose control on Flying Cloud and end up in her front window

Thursday’s crash happened right at the bend of a nasty, S-type curve, with Stoughton jutting off the main road.

It's too early to tell what caused this deadly collision, but Renee Monnens believes the best way to prevent future trauma is for drivers to slow down.

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