Update: Truck in Sleepy Eye crash that injured 6 kids had been reported stolen

6 people – all under the age of 15 – were in the truck at the time.
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The truck that rolled over in southern Minnesota, seriously injuring three of the six kids inside at the time, had been reported stolen days earlier.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office said in an update Monday afternoon the truck – a '99 Ford F-150 – had been taken from New Ulm on Aug. 27. 

Less than a week later it crashed east of Sleepy Eye in the middle of the night. The sheriff's office had initially not released the ages of the juveniles in the truck, but on Monday provided more details.

All six occupants were under the age of 15 and are from New Ulm.

Three of the kids were seriously injured and airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. One is 11 years old, the other two are both 14. Their conditions weren't provided.

The three others in the truck – ages 14, 14 and 13 – were not seriously hurt, getting treatment at Sleepy Eye Medical Center before being released.. 

Multiple people were thrown from the truck when it flipped, but the sheriff's office didn't specify who.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office said the crash and the vehicle theft are still under investigation. 

Read the original story from Sunday morning below.

6 kids hurt in rollover crash near Sleepy Eye

A car full of kids was involved in a serious accident this weekend.

Authorities were called to a rollover crash around 12:49 a.m. on Saturday, the Brown County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. A single vehicle was found on County Road 27 near the intersection of County Road 10, just east of Sleepy Eye.

Six juvenile occupants were involved in the crash, and the sheriff's office says "multiple" people were ejected from the vehicle.

They were all taken to Sleepy Eye Medical Center, where three people were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. 

The other three had to be airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, the release says.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office hasn't released any other details, and the crash is still under investigation.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Sleepy Eye Police Department, Sleepy Eye Fire Department, and Minnesota State Patrol responded to the accident.

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