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Bloomington, MN (KROC-AM News)- An elderly Bloomington man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a bridge near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday evening. 

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The State Patrol’s accident report says 82-year-old Patrick Gilligan was traveling west on Hwy. 5 near the airport and Fort Snelling when his vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck the interior of a bridge around 6 p.m. The vehicle then came to rest along cable barriers on the left side of the highway. 

The report says Gilligan was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say he was buckled up and alcohol is not believed to have contributed to the deadly crash.

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