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19-year-old woman dies in crash on Highway 12 in Meeker County

Roads were covered in snow and ice at the time of the crash.

Snow and ice is believed to have played a role in a fatal crash on Hwy. 12 in Meeker County on Friday afternoon. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2003 Chevrolet Venture driven by a Willmar teenager was traveling west on Hwy. 12 near Grove City when it lost control and collided with a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in the eastbound lane. A 2000 Ford Ranger also in the eastbound lane then hit the Chevy Colorado. 

Yasmin Abdi Ahmed, 19, of Willmar, was pronounced dead at the scene while drivers in the other two vehicles didn't require medical attention at a hospital. 

The crash happened just before 4:45 p.m., and snow and ice were covering the road at the time. 

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