16-year-old killed in Pine River crash

16-year-old killed in Pine River crash Photo: MGN.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: September 11, 2020 05:06 PM
Created: September 11, 2020 03:10 PM

A 16-year-old was killed in a crash Thursday night in north-central Minnesota. 

According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, at 8 p.m., authorities received a report of a single-vehicle crash on 26th Avenue Southwest in Pine River Township. Deputies and first responders arrived on scene and learned that a 1995 Cadillac Deville was southbound on 26th Avenue when it left the roadway, flipping and rolling several times. 


A 16-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle. Lifesaving efforts were attempted, but she was declared deceased at the scene. 

An investigation shows a 16-year-old male from Backus was the driver of the vehicle and was treated at the scene for unknown injuries, then transported to a Brainerd hospital. Three other passengers — two 16-year-old males and one 16-year-old girl — were treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

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