Teenage girl killed in head-on crash in snowy conditions

The victim, from Proctor, was a passenger in a car that crossed the centerline.
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A 17-year-old girl died in a head-on crash in snowy and icy conditions in northeastern Minnesota.

The crash happened on Hwy. 2 east of Floodwood, about 40 miles west of Duluth, just after 6 a.m. Saturday.

A Ford Focus heading west on Hwy. 2 crossed over the centerline and hit a Toyota Prius head-on.

The passenger in the Focus, 17-year-old Emma Faith Abernathey, was killed in the collision, the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed.

Her boyfriend, who was driving and is a 17 year old from Brookston, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated at St. Mary's Hospital.

In the Prius, the 52-year-old female driver and the 14-year-old male passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the crash and haven't established a cause, but did say that conditions were snowy and icy at the time.

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According to the Dignity Memorial, Abernathey's funeral will be held this Thursday at the Bell Brothers Funeral Home in Duluth.

Her obituary says that she "loved art, music and animals."

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