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Ten Minnesotans, including seven teens, killed in three separate crashes over weekend

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Ten Minnesotans, including seven teens, killed in three separate crashes over weekend
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
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Ten Minnesotans, including seven teenagers, were killed in three separate crashes this weekend in Cambridge, Winona County and Onamia. In addition, two teenagers remain hospitalized as a result of those crashes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Cambridge

Six people were killed in a two-car crash on Highway 95 in Cambridge early Sunday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says at approximately 2:40 a.m. an Oldsmobile Bravada driven by a 24-year-old man struck a Pontiac Grand Am driven by a 16-year-old girl. It was a head-on crash. It is unclear at this point which vehicle crossed the center line.

Five people were in the Pontiac Grand Am; four people were killed and the driver was injured. She is currently hospitalized. Three of the four victims were in their teens and the fourth was a 21-year-old man.

The driver of the Bravada, a 24-year-old man, and his passenger, who has yet to be identified, were also killed in the crash.

State Patrol Investigators are reconstructing the crash and say alcohol may be a factor.

Winona County

Three teenage girls (ages 16,13 and 14) were killed and a 12-year old girl remains hospitalized after the pickup truck driven by the 16-year-old rolled into a ditch on Friday east of Winona County Road 27. The one-vehicle crash happened at about 3:20 p.m. None of the girls was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and all four were thrown from the vehicle, investigators say.

Onamia

A 16-year-old girl died in a two-vehicle crash shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Highways 169 and 127 in Onamia. Minnesota State Patrol investigators say the 16-year-old was driving a Chevrolet Lumina and pulled out onto Hwy 169 where a Jeep Grand Cherokee broadsided her vehicle. Three passengers in the Lumina and the driver of the Grand Cherokee were treated and released for non life-threatening injuries.

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