Teen driver critical after icy Sleepy Eye crash that killed 4 - KMSP-TV

Teen driver critical after icy Sleepy Eye crash that killed 4

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Three teenagers and a 20-year-old are dead after a vehicle they were traveling in lost control on an icy patch of road outside of Sleepy Eye on Friday night.

According to the State Patrol, four passengers were killed when the car driven by 19-year-old Kansas Adams entered the eastbound lane before it was struck broadside by an oncoming truck. The victims were identified as:

- 17-year-old Payton Adams, 17, of Sleepy Eye, Minn.
- 17-year-old Caleb Quesenberry, of St. Peter, Minn.
- 18-year-old John Mangen, of Fairfax, Minn.
- 20-year-old Tyler Hadley, of Sleepy Eye, Minn.

"This is why we talk about the need to drive carefully when roads are slippery or icy," Lt. Eric Roeske said. "The last few weeks, we've dealt with thousands of vehicles off the road. This tragedy as well as the one last week outside of Northfield illustrates that at the wrong time and the wrong place a simple losing control on an ice road can be absolutely devastating."

According to the State Patrol, the driver of the 1999 Dodge Ram, Douglas Wiborg of New Ulm and his two children -- Jakob, 9, and Sydney, 7 -- sustained non-life threatening injuries but were transported to area hospitals.

Roeske also said during his media availability that what appeared to be marijuana was found in the Grand Prix, but refused to speculate if that was a contributing factor in the crash.

Funeral and memorial services have been arranged for Hadley, Quesenberry and Mangen.

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