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

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.


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.


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.