Four teenagers involved in deadly crash

A car carrying four teenagers was involved in a deadly car crash over the weekend in Madelia. The 16 year-old driver was on Highway 15 when he drifted over the center lane and struck an SUV head-on.

The driver of the SUV, a 65 year-old man, was killed. His wife, 59, was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and is in stable condition. All the passengers in the teen’s car suffered only minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

No charges have been brought against the young driver at this time. Minnesota State Patrol says it does not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.