Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — The St. Cloud Cathedral school community is dealing with a terrible loss after one of its students was killed in a single-vehicle crash.
Ellie Sovada, 13, was returning home from a track meet in Little Falls when the Chevrolet Suburban driven by her teammate’s father veered off the road and struck a tree.
Sovada was riding in the right rear passenger seat when the SUV ran off the road, hit a crossroad embankment and slammed into the tree near the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and 85th Street NW in Benton County.
“It looked bad right away,” said Willie Holthaus, who lives near the crash site.
Holthaus was outside Monday evening when tragedy came to rest in his front yard.
“I saw the initial impact, turned around and watched it hit a tree. It happened literally in less than two…
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