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UPDATE: State Patrol identifies people involved in fatal crash in Mabel

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Dylan Delaney
Dylan Delaney, 17, of Mabel was killed in the crash. Photo courtesy of Mengis Funeral Home.
Fatal accident near Mabel

UPDATE 12 p.m.: The Minnesota State Patrol has identified those involved in a fatal crash in Mabel on Wednesday morning.

A semi carrying around 35 cows collided with a car while traveling east on Minnesota Highway 44. The car was making a left turn on North Lyndale Street when it made impact with the semi at the Highway 44 intersection.

"So after the collision, what happened was the car went into the south ditch and the semi went onto its side and rolled," said Sergeant Troy Christianson of Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 2015 Toyota Corolla was driven by Lauren Bedard, 19, of Houston. Bedard was airlifted by Mayo One to Gunderson Medical Center and suffered life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol said a passenger in the Corolla, Dylan Delaney, 17, of Mabel was killed in the crash.

Spencer Douglas, a 15-year-old passenger from Mabel, was taken to Gundersen hospital for life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi, Perry Omodt, 50, of Rushford, was not injured in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

A gofundme has been set up for the Douglas family to ease the burden of medical expenses.

Two accounts have also been set up at Bank of the West in Mabel for the Dylan Delaney memorial fund and Spencer Douglas fund.

UPDATE 1/2 4:45 a.m.: Three teenagers were in the car involved in a fatal accident in Mabel Wednesday morning, State Patrol has confirmed.

The driver of the 2015 Toyota Corolla is a 19-year-old woman from Houston. She was airlifted by Mayo One to Gundersen Medical Center and is in critical condition as of last check.

A 17-year-old front seat passenger from Mabel was killed on impact. Another 17-year-old passenger was taken to Gundersen Medical Center, according to State Patrol.

The driver of the semi is a 50-year-old man from Rushford. He was driving a 2004 Peterbilt Tractor.

State Patrol is expected to release more information on the victims and their conditions at noon Thursday.

UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: The Minnesota State Patrol confirms a teenager was killed in a crash involving a semi truck and a car Wednesday morning.

A semi carrying around 35 cows collided with a car while traveling eastbound on Minnesota Highway 44. The car was making a left turn on North Lyndale Street when it made impact with the semi at the Highway 44 intersection.

"So after the collision what happened was the car went into the south ditch and the semi went onto its side and rolled," said Sergeant Troy Christianson of Minnesota State Patrol. "The semi was transporting right around 35 cows. Right now we're in the process of unloading the cattle and conducting a crash reconstruction of the scene."

A 17-year-old male front seat passenger was killed on impact. The driver of the car was airlifted by Mayo One to Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse and is in critical condition. The back seat passenger also suffered injuries and was transported by ambulance to Gundersen.

The semi driver did not suffer injuries. However, there were injuries and at least one dead cow among the cattle that the semi was carrying.

While still early in the investigation, state patrol does not believe that road conditions played a factor and says that the front two passengers of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts.

Fillmore County Sheriff's Department, Mabel Fire as well as North Winnishiek, Harmony and North Winneshiek Ambulances responded to the scene.

We will continue to update this developing story.

ORIGINAL STORY: MABEL, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota State Patrol is responding to a serious injury crash in Mabel. Reports from the scene indicate multiple injuries. It happened around 10:20 a.m. at Minnesota Highway 44 and North Lyndale Street. We'll keep you posted as new information becomes available.

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