MARBLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an Itasca County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a head-on collision on snowy roads that killed a teenage girl in northeastern Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the deputy was responding to a medical call and had his emergency lights on when the 16-year-old lost control on U.S. 169 and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.READ MORE: End Of Federal Eviction Moratorium Won’t Affect Minnesota Renters, State Is On ‘Its Own Timeline’
The victim is identified as Sierra Rose Matthews of Pengillly. The patrol says she was wearing a seat belt.READ MORE: COVID-19 In MN: Health Officials Report 700+ Additional Virus Cases, 5 More Deaths
The deputy was not hurt. The roads were snowy and icy at the time of the crash, which happened around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The crash report says alcohol was not involved.
The State Patrol is investigating the crash at the request of the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office.MORE NEWS: $20K Reward Offered For Info On 2019 Homicide In Maple Grove Park
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