Updated: 03/08/2014 12:45 PM
Created: 03/08/2014 12:43 PM WDIO.com
The Minnesota State Patrol says four people killed in a two-vehicle crash on icy roads Friday near Sleepy Eye.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, four passengers in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix that lost control on the slick road were killed. They have been identified as John Mangen, 18, of Fairfax; Caleb Quesenberry, 17, of St. Peter; Payton Adams, 17, of Sleepy Eye and Tyler Hadley, 20, of Sleepy Eye.
The broadside crash happened on Highway 14 in Brown County just after 8 p.m. The Pontiac was headed westbound on Highway 14, going into a curve heading southbound, when it lost control and entered into the opposite lane of traffic.
It was hit by a 1999 Dodge Ram headed northbound into the curve.
The state patrol said they found what is believed to be marijuana in the Pontiac, it's unclear if that played a role in the crash. None of the passengers in the backseat were wearing seat belts, according to a preliminary investigation. It's unclear if the passenger in the front seat was belted in.
The driver of the Pontiac, Kansas Adams, 19, of Sleepy Eye, suffered serious injury. He was wearing his seatbelt, the state patrol said. The state patrol believes Kansas Adams and Payton Adams were brothers.
The family in the Dodge Ram suffered non-life threatening injuries. Douglas Wiborg, 43, of New Ulm was driving and had his two children, Jakob, 9, and Sydney, 7, with him in the vehicle. They were all wearing seat belts, the state patrol reported.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the state patrol.
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