ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) -- The four young women who died in an interstate crash west of Alexandria were college roommates heading back to North Dakota State University.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the teens' car crossed the median of Interstate 94 near Alexandria Monday afternoon and was struck by an SUV, which was hit by a third vehicle.
The State Patrol says Lauren Peterson, of Prior Lake, Megan Sample of Rogers, Danielle Renninger of Excelsior, all 18, and 19-year-old Jordann Playle of Elk River were killed. Authorities say Peterson was driving and lost control of the vehicle. Heavy snow, fog, strong winds and temperatures hovering around freezing made travel difficult Monday.
The driver of the SUV and two people in the third vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.
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