17-year-old killed in Dakota County crash identified

Authorities say a teenager is dead after crashing Wednesday morning in the city of Randolph.

According to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and troopers were called to a crash scene around 8 a.m. on Highway 56 near Dakota County Road 88.

The Sheriff’s Office says the driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was headed north when his Ford Ranger left the roadway and went into the right ditch before rolling, causing the driver to be ejected.

Authorities identified the teen on Thursday as Tayven Geiger of Goodhue, adding he died at the scene. A GoFundMe for his family had raised more than $3,400 as of Thursday afternoon.

The State Patrol’s incident report says the road was snow- and ice-covered at the time of the crash.