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Teen driver, five juvenile passengers to hospital after Thursday rollover

A wrecker loads a car as emergency responders clear the scene of a single-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday afternoon at 15th St. and 30th Avenue Southwest. The driver lost control of the car and rolled through a fence and into trees on the corner of the lot at 2900 15th Street Southwest. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

WILLMAR -- The 16-year-old driver and five juvenile passengers were taken by Willmar Ambulance Service to Rice Memorial Hospital after a one-vehicle rollover crash around 4:45 p.m. Thursday along 15th Street Southwest near the intersection with 30th Avenue Southwest.

According to the crash report by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office, Kaylee Ann Gerdes was driving a 2003 Pontiac southbound on 15th Street, lost control of the vehicle and hit the curb on the west side of the road. The car rolled and hit a fence and trees.

Gerdes and her five passengers, Caden Johnson, 11, Kyler Gerdes, 10, Ethan Stark, 7, Kaleb Gerdes, 7, and Blake Tersch, 8, were all taken by ambulance to receive medical care.