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Winona teen dies in Houston County crash

Minnesota State Patrol said 16-year-old Sophie Moe of Winona wasn't wearing her seat belt and died in the crash.

Posted: Jul. 28, 2018 9:26 PM

HOUSTON COUNTY, Minn. – A tragic start to the weekend after a teenager dies on a Minnesota road.

State Patrol said it happened Friday night around 6:00 p.m.

A Buick with three 16-year-old girls inside was traveling north on Highway 76 in Houston County.

The driver lost control, causing the car to leave the roadway.

Authorities said one of the passengers was Sophie Moe of Winona. She wasn’t wearing her seat belt and died in the crash.

The other two girls were taken to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. State Patrol said they were wearing their seatbelts.

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