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17-year-old dies in rollover crash on icy road in Le Sueur County

Roads were in poor condition following snow the day before.
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A 17-year-old high school student died Tuesday in a rollover crash, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office. 

The single-vehicle crash happened around 4:45 p.m. on County Road 28, east of County Road 3 in Lanesburgh Township. According to the Lonsdale News Review, the teenager has been identified by Tri-City United Public Schools as junior Blake Asher, of Lonsdale. 

The sheriff's office believes the teen was traveling east on County Road 28 when he lost control the ice- and- snow-covered roadway, causing the vehicle to slide into the ditch and roll before striking a tree. 

There were no other occupants in the vehicle, authorities say. 

Grief counselors have been made available to students at Tri-City United Public Schools. Here's the announcement from the district: 

“Grief counseling from both our TCU school district and Le Sueur County are set up and available here at TCU High School. We ask that if your child is needing any level of support, please let our school office know so we are able to provide that support at this time and in the future. We will continue with school today as we want our students to have a safe place to be with support services available. Our hearts go out to Blake's family.”

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