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Houston County car crash kills 1 teenager, injures 2 others



One teenage boy has died in a car crash near Brownsville.

Three boys, ages 15 and 16, were in the car that went out of control on Highway 26, went into a ditch, and hit a tree.

The accident happened just after 4:00 Thursday afternoon.

The name of the 15-year-old passenger from New Albin who died will be released later today by the Minnesota state patrol.

Another passenger, 16-year-old Tyler Wild of New Albin, is being treated at Gundersen in La Crosse for minor injuries.

The driver also is in the hospital, but we don’t know his condition.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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