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Frontman for Twin Cities rock band killed in South Dakota rollover crash

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The frontman for a Minneapolis rock band was killed along with his female friend in a rollover crash in South Dakota on Thursday.

The Sioux Falls Argue Leader reports that Taylor Tolle, 22, lost control of his 1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet on Interstate 90 near White Lake and crashed into a ditch, rolling the car.

His female companion, 20-year-old Anjuli Kerlin, of Sturgis, South Dakota, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Tolle died at a hospital in Sioux Falls.

Tolle was the lead guitarist and vocalist for fledgling Minneapolis band "The Carnegies," which according to its Facebook page was founded in December 2011 and played a mixture of garage rock, rhythm & blues, 60s pop and psychedelic.

He had posted a picture of Kerlin on his Facebook page in Sioux Falls the day of the crash. In a comment, Kerlin had said she and Tolle were passing through the city, and hoping to make it to Sturgis before sundown.

The Star Tribune reports that The Carnegies have been playing the bar scene around Minneapolis, playing a combination of orignals and covers, with the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles counted among their influences.

According to his Facebook, Tolle is a former student of Southeastern High School.

People have been paying tribute to Tolle on social media, with Frank Nordling saying on Facebook: "A shining star was taking from the world way to early. Taylor Tolle you were a true Talent and remarkable and rebellious spirit. Words cannot express the deep sadness your Family and Friends are going through. Heaven has gained a True Rock star."

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