Authorities ID teen killed in crash on icy road as she headed to school

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a car that crashed in Rosemount.
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Authorities have identified a 17-year-old Twin Cities girl who was killed in a crash in which police say ice and speed may have been factors.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Trisha Maher, 17, of Hastings, died in the crash on Blaine Avenue near 152nd Street East in Rosemount.

Maher was a passenger in the car driven by her 18-year-old brother Anthony Maher, as they headed to school on Thursday morning when the crash happened.

The Rosemount police say that the roads were icy at the time, and that their vehicle was possibly traveling too fast for the conditions.

Their vehicle is thought to have hit a patch of ice, spun out, gone into a ditch and rolled, hitting and knocking over a utility pole.

Maher was pronounced dead at the scene, while Maher was taken to Regions Hospital with serious injuries including a punctured lung.

There have been 20 fatalities on Minnesota roads so far in 2020, which is down on the 26 by the same time in 2019.

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