6 Dead in Head on Collision

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THE STATE PATROL SAYS SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED THIS MORNING IN A HEAD ON CRASH IN CAMBRIDGE MINNESOTA. OF THE SIX, THREE VICTIMS WERE TEENAGERS. SARAH GRAY HAS THE STORY.

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AROUND 2:40 AM AT HIGHWAY 95 AND COUNTY ROAD 70, A CAR AND AN SUV COLLIDED. LT. ERIC ROESKE SAID THE SUV HIT A CAR AFTER IT CROSSED THE CENTERLINE. THE SUV THEN BURST INTO FLAME. BOTH PEOPLE IN THE SUV DIED.

FOUR OF THE FIVE PEOPLE IN THE CAR ALSO DIED. THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE CRASH IS A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL FROM ISANTI, WHO WAS DRIVING THE CAR. SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO HENNEPIN COUNTRY MEDICAL CENTER.

ROESKE SAID THAT THE GIRL HAD JUST RECEIVED HER LICENSE AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DRIVING AT THE HOUR OF THE CRASH. SHE ALSO SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER.

ROESKE ALSO SAID THAT THE FOUR VICTIMS IN THE CAR WERE NOT WEARING THEIR SEATBELT.

INVESTIGATORS SAID THEY COULD SMELL ALCOHOL IN THE TEENS CAR. THEY ALSO SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THE FIRE IN THE SUV, AND THE SEVERE BURNS ON THE VICTIMS, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION FROM THE VICTIMS OF THE SUV.

THE IDENTIFIED VICTIMS RANGED IN AGES FROM FIFTEEN TO TWENTY-FOUR, AND ALL LIVED AROUND THE CAMBRIDGE AREA. THERE IS STILL ONE UNIDENTIFIED VICTIM.

THIS IS ONE OF THREE DEADLY ACCIDENTS THIS WEEKEND INVOLVING TEENAGERS.

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