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The State Patrol has confirmed that two of the four teenagers in a car that was airborne when it crashed into a line of trees Friday night were killed in the crash.

The victims were passengers in a car driven by a 16-year-old boy. The State Patrol says he lost control while driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 61 on the eastern edge of St. Paul around 11 PM. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled before going airborne into the trees and coming to rest on its wheels about 50 feet from the highway.

The name of the driver, who was transported to Regions Hospital with unknown injuries, has not been released.

The deceased passengers have been identified as 17-year-old Cadence Allen and 17-year-old and 17-year-old Aiden Nelson. Both victims were from Prescott, Wisconsin. A third passenger, 17-year-old Bryndon Hartman of Prescott, suffered life-threatening injuries and was also transported to Regions Hospital.


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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol responded to a fatal crash involving a carload of teenagers late last night in the Twin Cities.

The State Patrol crash report states that a 16-year-old boy was driving the car at a high rate of speed along Highway 61 on the eastern edge of St. Paul when the vehicle veered off the roadway, rolled, and went airborne into a tree line before landing on its wheels about 50 feet east of the highway. The crash was reported shortly after 11 PM near the Canadian Pacific Railway railyard about a mile and a half south of I-94.


The State Patrol is reporting that the teenage driver was transported to Regents Hospital with unknown injuries. He had three passengers. All of them were 17-year-old boys from Prescott Wisconsin. At this point, the State Patrol has not indicated if any of them survived the especially violent crash.

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Additional information concerning the incident is expected to be released this evening.

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