St. Cloud girl killed on way home from track meet in Little Falls

A 13-year-old St. Cloud girl was killed Monday, when the vehicle she was riding in crashed on Highway 10 near 85th Street in Watab Township.

Ellie C. Sovada was the passenger in a 2009 Chevy Suburban, driven by Philip Boyle, 59, of St. Cloud. Both Boyle and another passenger, his 12-year-old daughter, Sofia, were seriously injured in the accident.

The group was traveling home from a track meet in Little Falls, when at about 7:30 p.m., the Suburban left the roadway and struck a road approach, went airborne and struck a tree on the passenger side. Sovada was seated in the rear seat passenger side.

The Minnesota State Highway Patrol reported no alcohol was detected and all three were wearing seatbelts.

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