Prior Lake HS student, 14, killed in Credit River crash

A Prior Lake High School student was killed and two other teens were critically injured Thursday evening when their car hit a tree off Murphy Lake Boulevard in Credit River Township.

Anna Bird, 14, of Savage, Minn. was killed in the crash. The driver, 18-year-old Austin Knudson of Prior Lake, and 15-year-old passenger Sydney Sloan of Prior Lake were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Friday afternoon, Sloan remained in critical condition and Knudson had been upgraded to serious condition. Police said all 3 teenagers were wearing their seat belts.

According to the Scott County sheriff's office, the car was traveling north on Murphy Lake Boulevard when Knudson lost control and crashed into a tree near the intersection of Sunset Lake Road. The crash happened just after 7 p.m.

Prayer service in Savage

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minn. will be hosting a prayer service Friday evening. The prayer service will begin at 6 p.m. and will run about 30 to 45 minutes.

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