SPARTA — A Minnesota woman has life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash Sunday in Monroe County.

A 2019 Nissan Armada, driven by Ahmed Zohair Elamia, 33, of Rochester, Minn., attempted to turn onto Interstate 90 at Hwy. 16 about 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle struck a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Tanya Organ, 30, of Sparta, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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Elalyn Natiola, 37, of Rochester was extracted from the Nissan by members of the Sparta Area Fire Protection District. She was transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Authorities did not release the conditions of the other people involved in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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