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The State Patrol has released the name of the Rochester teenager who lost her life in an early morning car crash.

16-year-old Haya Ambreen Mahmood was a passenger in a car driven by a 22-year-old Rochester man, who apparently lost control while driving north on Highway 52 around 2:44 AM. The State Patrol says the vehicle left the roadway, went through the median, and rolled onto the southbound lanes about 6 miles south of Cannon Falls.

Mahmood was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Daniel Yeung, was transported to St. Marys Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol says Yeung and his teenage passenger were not wearing seat belts.


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Cannon Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol is reporting there was a fatal crash involving two Rochester residents early this morning in Goodhue County.

The preliminary report indicates 22-year-old Daniel Yeung was driving a car north on Highway 52 around 2:45 AM when he apparently lost control. The car entered the median and rolled across the southbound lanes about 6 miles south of Cannon Falls.

The State Patrol reported he was transported to St. Mary's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. A 16-year-old girl was listed as a passenger in the car and presumably suffered fatal injuries. Her name has not been released.

Neither the driver or passenger were wearing seatbelts and the State Patrol says alcohol was not involved.

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