Dead body found in the backseat of crashed car

OLMSTED COUNTY, MN – A 32-year-old woman, Margot Lewis, was arrested in Minnesota after authorities found a deceased woman in her car subsequent to a vehicle crash. The arrest followed a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 90 near the Highway 42 Exit in Olmsted County. The crash occurred around 7 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), Eyota Fire Department, and other first responders, arrived at the scene to find Lewis being attended to by a bystander outside of her vehicle. Upon inspecting the car for additional passengers, authorities discovered a 35-year-old woman dead in the backseat.

According to the sheriff’s office, the circumstances of the deceased’s condition pointed towards foul play, asserting that her death was not a result of the car accident. “The condition of the deceased was suspicious, and it was immediately apparent that the death was not a result of the motor vehicle accident,” stated the police.

While the identity of the deceased woman has been confirmed by the police, it is withheld from public disclosure pending notification of her next of kin. The specific reasons leading authorities to suspect the woman was already deceased at the time of the crash have not been detailed.

After being medically cleared at a local hospital, Lewis was arrested under the charge of interference with a dead body and was transported to the Adult Detention Center. The ongoing investigation precludes further details from being released at this time.

Authorities will likely provide more information as the investigation progresses. Meanwhile, community members and relatives of the deceased are still grappling to come to terms with the unsettling nature of the incident.

Margot Lewis is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. The local community and law enforcement continue to monitor this case closely, awaiting further developments.