Iowa teen killed in Houston County crash

Iowa teen killed in Houston County crash Photo: KSTP

January 18, 2019 10:56 AM

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 15-year-old from Iowa was killed when the driver of a 2002 Mazda Protege lost control Thursday afternoon in Houston County.

The incident report said the vehicle, which had been traveling north on Highway 26, entered a ditch and struck a tree.

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The names of the teenager killed and of the 16-year-old driver of the vehicle, whom a state patrol spokesperson said suffered minor injuries, have not yet been released.

The spokesperson said the identity of the 15-year-old will be released at 3 p.m. Friday. The driver's name will not be released because he is a juvenile and it remains an ongoing investigation.

Another passenger, 16-year-old Tyler Jeffrey Wild, was also described as having suffered injuries that were not life threatening.

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