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Two Students Dead, One Injured in Fatal Intersection Collision

two cars severely damaged in collision

According to the Pioneer Press, two students were killed and a third was hospitalized after a collision with another car at an intersection in Arden Hills, Minnesota, on Thursday morning.

Details of the Fatal Crash

Three Mounds View High School students drove on County Highway 96 at around 7:00 a.m. local time when the accident occurred. The students attempted to turn left onto Old Highway 10 when they were hit by a car traveling east on County Highway 96.

Two of the students were pronounced dead at the scene, reports the Pioneer Press. The third student was injured and transported to a hospital. The lone occupant of the second vehicle was treated and released at the scene.

It is unknown what caused the fatal crash. School staff said counseling is available at the high school to anyone in the community who needs it, reports the Pioneer Press.

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the State Patrol are working on reconstructing the crash scene.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015.
    • This is an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014 – the largest increase in nearly 50 years.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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