Sheriff’s deputy burned in crash that killed girl

Published 7:19 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

WASECA — A Waseca County sheriff’s deputy has suffered burns after he stepped on a downed power line while responding to a crash that killed a teenage girl.

Sheriff Brad Milbrath said Deputy Josh Langr suffered third-degree burns Wednesday night in Waseca where a pickup truck struck a power pole and rolled over, killing 15-year-old Alexus Tiegs, a passenger in the truck.

Langr was walking around the scene after the crash when he accidentally stepped on the live power line. He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

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The 16-year-old boy driving the pickup was taken to the hospital in Mankato with non-life threatening injuries.