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Associated Press, Published January 09 2011

Minnesota teen to stand trial after fatal wreck

WINONA, Minn. – A Minnesota teen will stand trial on charges stemming from a crash last spring that left three classmates dead and a fourth with serious injuries.

A Winona County judge found probable cause Friday for the 17-year-old Lewiston-Altura High School student to stand trial.

The boy is charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm.

Deputies say a 16-year-old girl was driving a vehicle that clipped the boy’s pickup when she tried to pass him at 90 mph. Her vehicle rolled in a ditch. She and two girls in her vehicle died, and a fourth was hurt.


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