16-year-old killed in Stearns Co. crash

CROW LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. - A 16-year-old girl was killed and two others suffered serious injuries after a vehicle ran a stop sign and slammed into the teen's car. 

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office received a report about the crash around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the intersection of County Road 18 and County Road 19 in Crow Lake Township. 

Upon arrival, deputies learned a 16-year-old girl driving a 2002 Dodge Neon, with another passenger, was driving south on County Road 18 when she was struck by a 42-year-old man driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix west on County Road 19. 

Authorities say the driver of the Grand Prix failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection, and slammed into the driver's side door of the Dodge Neon. 

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger was transported to a local hospital before being air lifted to Centra Care Hospital in St. Cloud. 

The driver of the Grand Prix was also taken to the St. Cloud hospital. 

Both are said to have suffered life-threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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