On October 23rd, at around 9:30pm, the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover with injuries on 128th Street near the intersection of 330th Avenue, Waseca.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a green Ford Ranger pickup truck that had struck a power pole and rolled, causing significant damage.
A female passenger was thrown from the vehicle onto the opposite side of the roadway.
She was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a 16-year-old male from Waseca, was transported to the Mankato hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Fifteen year veteran Deputy Sheriff Josh Langr responded to the scene of the crash.
Deputy Langr was working around the vehicle and inadvertently walked into a partially downed power line.
Waseca Fire and North Ambulance pulled Deputy Langr to safety and immediately provided medical attention.
Deputy Langr was airlifted to the Hennepin County Medical Center with third degree burns.
The Waseca Police Department, Waseca Fire Department, North Ambulance, North Air Care, and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted at the scene.
Names of those involved have not been released.