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Granite Falls teen dies in crash in Redwood County in Minn.

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BELVIEW -- An 18-year-old Granite Falls woman died in a two-vehicle broadside crash at Highway 19 and Redwood County Road 7 south of Belview.

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The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

Kailey E. Olson died in the crash. A passenger in her vehicle, Michaela L. Busenbark, 20, of Granite Falls, was critically injured and transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

The driver of the second vehicle, Briana J. Nething, 27, of Morgan, was treated and released at Redwood Falls Hospital. Two juvenile females were passengers in her car. One was treated and released, and the other was uninjured.

According to the report from the State Patrol, Olson was driving a 2003 Saturn and failed to yield to Nething's 2006 Pontiac, which was eastbound on Highway 19. Olson's car was broadsided on the driver's side.

Olson was wearing a seat belt, and air bags deployed in both vehicles, according to the State Patrol.

Assisting at the scene were the Redwood County Sheriff's Office, North Ambulance and Belview Fire Department.

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