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Teen killed in Waseca County crash, responding deputy injured

Updated: October 24, 2019 06:01 PM

One person was killed Wednesday night in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Waseca County.

According to the Waseca County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call at about 9:30 p.m., reporting a rollover crash on 128th Street near 330th Avenue.

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When deputies arrived, they located a Ford Ranger pickup truck that had struck a power pole.

The sheriff's office said a female passenger died when she was thrown from the vehicle onto the opposite side of the road. The sheriff's office identified the girl as 15-year-old Alexus Tiegs.

"It's always tragic when you lose someone young and unexpected," said Waseca County Sheriff Brad Milbrath.

The superintendent of Waseca Public School District confirmed Tiegs was a sophomore at Waseca Senior High School.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy, was transported to an area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

While responding to the crash, a deputy, identified as Josh Langer, was injured after he walked onto a partially downed power line.

"He fell to the ground and then medics stepped in to assist him," said Sheriff Milbrath.

The sheriff's office said Langer, a 15-year veteran with the department, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center to be treated for third-degree burns.

"Tough day for everybody involved," said Milbrath.

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