Second teen dies in south metro crash

10:07 AM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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BURNSVILLE, Minn. - A 17-year-old girl, who was critically injured in a Burnsville crash on Tuesday, has passed away.

The State Patrol say Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield, along with Frederick Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, died from injuries.

The State Patrol reported that a Toyota Camry traveling south on Buck Hill Road rolled several times down an embankment and landed on the southbound lanes of I-35 just before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

"It was described as driving at a high rate of speed and swerving back and forth," said Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol. 

The car had five occupants, including a 17-year-old Lakeville boy who was driving.

The State Patrol's website said the driver and the two other passengers suffered minor injuries.

Friends told KARE 11's Rena Sarigianopoulos the group of teens went to Lakeville South High School.

"I couldn't believe it. I was like I can't believe this happened to our group of friends," said Carolyn Kulbeth, friend of the victims.

The State Patrol believes the crash was caused by teenagers' distracted driving.

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