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Monticello teenager dies in crash near St. Cloud

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A 19-year-old woman from Monticello is dead and three others injured, following a crash on Minnesota 23 outside of St. Cloud on Saturday morning.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A 19-year-old woman from Monticello is dead and three others injured, following a crash on Minnesota 23 outside of St. Cloud on Saturday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the head-on collision occurred just before 9 a.m. near where Minnesota 23 and Interstate 94 meet, near Collegeville in Stearns County.

The accident occurred when the driver of a Chrysler 300 turned from westbound I-94 into the eastbound lane of Minnesota 23, where the vehicle collided head-on with a Ford Econoline van, which was in the left eastbound lane of the highway.

The roads were wet at the time, the State Patrol reported.

Ashley M. Gieseke, 27, of Big Lake, Minn., was driving the Chrysler. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Megan M. Lehner of Monticello, who was a passenger in the Chrysler, was killed. She was wearing a seat belt and her airbag deployed, according to a State Patrol incident report.

Joseph R. Schramel, 43, and Elizabeth Schramel, 12, both of Belgrade, Minn., were in the van. They suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Information from St. Paul Pioneer Press, a media partner with Forum Communications Company.

 

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