Red Wing teen killed in head-on crash with garbage truck

Samantha Kriese, 18, was killed in a head-on collision with a garbage 2 miles outside of Red Wing Thursday afternoon.

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RED WING, Minn. — A Red Wing teen was killed in a car crash Thursday, June 17.

Samantha Kriese, 18, was driving a pick-up westbound on Flower Valley Road, 2 miles southeast of Red Wing, at 2:48 p.m. when the vehicle collided head-on with a Waste Management garbage truck driven eastbound by Wade Dewall, 45, of Red Wing, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office.

Kriese was pronounced dead at the scene. Dewall received treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

Kriese was a 2021 graduate of Red Wing High School.

The crash remains under investigation, but alcohol doesn't appear to be a contributing factor.

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