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Teenage Girl Killed in Accident With Itasca County Sheriff's Deputy

A woman is dead following a crash with a sheriff's department squad car. A woman is dead following a crash with a sheriff's department squad car. | 

January 10, 2017 05:15 PM

A teenage girl died Tuesday morning in a crash with a sheriff's department squad.

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The crash in Itasca County happened around 7:45 am near Marble, off of Highway 169, at County Road 69.

The deputy was not injured.

The State Patrol said that the deputy was responding to a medical call, with his emergency lights activated, when he was involved in a head-on collision.

Authorities said that a 16-year-old girl was traveling westbound, when she lost control and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

She has been identified as Sierra Rose Matthews, from Pengilly.

The deputy has been identified as Cory Rondeau, 32, from Grand Rapids.  

The road conditions were listed as snow and ice.


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