A 16-year-old girl and two other motorists died in separate car crashes Sunday morning, April 4, in Cannon Falls and Burnsville, according to state and local authorities.
The first crash, about 2:45 a.m., occurred on U.S. 52 in Cannon Falls.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Daniel Desmond Yeung, 22, of Rochester, was driving a 2013 Kia Soul northbound on U.S. 52 when he drifted into the median. The vehicle then rolled across the southbound lanes, killing a 16-year-old female passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said.
Yeung was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with life-threatening injuries.
The State Patrol later identified the 16-year-old girl as Haya Ambreen Mahmood of Rochester.
About 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the Burnsville Police Department tweeted that two people were killed in another crash.
The crash occurred at Dakota County Road 42 and Newton Avenue and shut down the county road for a time.
Along with the two fatalities in that crash, another two injured individuals were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
On Sunday evening, police said the fatally injured victims were a 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman. The hospitalized victims were a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. No identities or further details about the crash were released.
Both crashes remain under investigation by the State Patrol and partner agencies.