17-year-old killed in 3-vehicle crash in Dakota County: State Patrol

UPDATE: Farmington Public Schools Superintendent Jason Berg confirmed that teen who died was a senior at Farmington High School. He shared the following statement:

“Rodrigo was a 12th grade learner at Farmington High School. He was a part of our learning community since kindergarten and attended Riverview Elementary, Boeckman Middle, and Farmington High Schools. This loss will be felt throughout our district as Rodrigo had many connections across the three buildings he attended.


State Patrol confirmed that a 17-year-old male from Farmington was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Vermillion Township Saturday afternoon.

Rodrigo Leon Dooley was driving a Toyota Corolla eastbound on 160th St. E and slowed down to make a turn when a driver in a Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the rear of the car, according to State Patrol.

The Jeep pushed the Corolla into the westbound lanes and a man driving a Chrysler Town and Country crashed head-on into the passenger side of Dooley’s car.

Dooley was ejected from the car and pronounced dead on scene. He was wearing his seatbelt.

The driver of the Jeep and a passenger in the Chrysler sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Nobody else was hurt.

160th Street has reopened, according to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office.

Dakota County Sheriff’s Office announced that it is investigating a multi-vehicle crash in Vermillion Township, along with officials from State Patrol.

At around 2:22 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash with injuries on 160th Street E near Freeborn Ave.

CHOPPER 5 captured video from above the crash scene, showing three vehicles and a law enforcement presence.

160th Street between Fisher and Goodwin Avenues will be closed until further notice, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.