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UPDATE: Second Teen Dies After Fatal Crash on I-35 Tuesday

Authorities report that a rollover on Interstate 35W has claimed the lives of both Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville, and Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield.

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Updated at 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday

Two are dead after a rollover accident that began on Buck Hill Road and ended in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35W.

At about 3 p.m. FOX 9 News reported a serious crash with injuries at County Road 46 and I-35W in Burnsville. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reports that the vehicle was headed southbound on Buck Hill Road before the driver lost control. The car rolled down an embankment several times, ejecting two people, and landed on the freeway.

According to the State Patrol, there were five people riding in the vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry. Two are dead: Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville and Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Two other passengers suffered only minor injuries. They were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Camry was treated for minor injuries at Burnsville's .

The identities of the fellow riders have not yet been officially released. KARE 11's Rena Sarigianopoulos is reporting all five teenagers were students at Lakeville South High School.

At this point, the precise cause of the accident is also unknown, though KSTP reports that investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash.

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Updated at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday

At about 3 p.m. FOX 9 News reported a serious crash with injuries at County Road 46 and I-35W in Burnsville. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reports that the vehicle was headed southbound on Buck Hill Road before the driver lost control. The car rolled down an embankment several times, ejecting two people, and landed on the freeway.

According to the State Patrol, there were five people riding in the vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry. One is dead: Frederick J. Alexander, 16, of Burnsville. Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield, is in critical condition.

Two other passengers suffered only minor injuries. They were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Camry was treated for minor injuries at Burnsville's.

As of 5:30, traffic was backed up and moving slow from Interstate 494 to CR 46. Two of the southbound lanes were closed to allow investigators to reconstruct the accident. They have since been reopened. 

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4:30 p.m. Tuesday: At about 3 p.m. FOX 9 News reported a serious crash with injuries at County Road 46 and I-35W in Burnsville. Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol reports that the vehicle was headed southbound on Buck Hill Road before it rolled onto the freeway, ejecting two people. One is dead and one is in critical condition. Two other passengers suffered only minor injuries.

According to the latest reports from the State Patrol, there were five people riding in the vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry. Preliminary reports have identified two teenagers involved in the crash as Joshua Decoteau, 17, of Lakeville and Alesha Roehl, 17, of Northfield.

Traffic is backed up and moving slow from the Burnsville Parkway exit to CR 46. Two of the southbound lanes have been closed. Avoid if possible and check back for updates.

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