10 killed in 3 crashes over the weekend

Published 10:15 am Monday, April 26, 2010

Grief counselors were available to students today at Cambridge-Isanti High School, where at least one of the six victims of a weekend highway crash attended classes.

The crash was one of three weekend accidents involving teens in which 10 people died.

Early Sunday, a 16-year-old girl was driving the car that collided with an SUV on Highway 95 west of Cambridge, killing her four passengers, including three teenagers. Two people in the SUV were also killed.

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Highway Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said there was a smell of alcohol from the Pontiac Grand Am that collided with the SUV about 40 miles north of Minneapolis.

A 16-year-old girl died Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash near Onamia.

Friends of three southeastern Minnesota teens killed in a pickup rollover plan to wear high heels and skirts to school today to honor the victims’ sense of style.

Administrators at Lewiston-Altura High School have scheduled a school assembly for Monday.

The three girls killed in Friday’s crash are identified as 16-year-old Shauna Marie Ruhoff, who was the driver; 14-year-old Katie Lee Hornberg and 13-year-old Morgan Zeller.

Another passenger, 12-year-old Cydney Maker of Lewiston, was in critical condition Saturday at a hospital in La Crosse, Wis. The four were planning to go to a track meet in Lewiston.

Investigators say none of the girls was wearing a seat belt and all were thrown from the pickup.