UPDATE: Michaela Olson, 16, Dies on Sunday Morning Run
The St. Michael-Albertville High School has been hit again after another student died Sunday on a run near Gutzwiller Park.
ST. MICHAEL, MN -- UPDATE: (11 a.m., Monday, July 2): The local sheriff's office released the name of the 16-year-old girl who collapsed while running in Sunday morning's heat and humidity and later died at a local hospital as Michaela Marie Olson of St. Michael.
Olson was an honor roll student and was set to be a junior in the fall.
UPDATE (9:30 a.m., Monday, July 2): The Wright County Sheriff's Department reports:
"Wright County Sheriff’s [deputies] responded to a medical emergency on the bike path near Kady Avenue Northeastand 49th Street Northeast in the City of St Michael. A-16-year-old female from St. Michael was reported to have collapsed and had been found unresponsive.
"The victim was transported to New River Medical Center in Monticello by Allina Ambulance where she was pronounced dead. The St Michael Fire Department also responded to the scene.
"The name of the victim will be released later today."
The incident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Wright County Medical Examiner’s Office.
First-responders, including the Wright County Sheriff's Department, St. Michael Fire Department and Allina Ambulance, were called to a tragic scene Sunday morning along County Road 119 in St. Michael.
According to witnesses who asked not to be named, a teen-aged girl collapsed and fell to the pavement while running in Sunday morning's heat and humidity. She later died at a local hospital.
Patch has corroborated the witnesses' story, and the facts are on record with agencies who arrived at the scene.
It's the third teen-aged death in less than a year for students of St. Michael-Albertville High School, who took to social media such as Twitter and Facebook to remember their classmate Sunday afternoon and evening.
The 2011-2012 junior class lost Dustin Harrington to suicide in the fall of 2011. Luke Letellier, a sophomore, died in February after a two-year battle with cancer.
The school district is also mourning the loss of a teachers, after Timothy Larson was gunned down on his father's land in October of last year.
Patch will have more on this story as it develops.
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect Allina Ambulance as the responding EMT. St. Michael Patch regrets the earlier error.