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State trooper charged in Rochester crash that killed 18-year-old

The Star Tribune is reporting that a Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide for his role in the death of an 18-year-old student in Rochester in May.

A Rochester police investigation found that the trooper was driving 83 mph without his lights and sirens on when he slammed into a car where the 18-year-old student was a passenger. Five others were also seriously injured in the crash.

The investigation also found that state trooper engaged in high-speed driving without emergency lights at least four times earlier that day in May, including reaching 135 mph at one point, according to the Star Tribune. His disciplinary records also show that he has been involved in four prior crashes involving “inattentive driving or excessive speed” while on the patrol, the newspaper is reporting.

Read the Star Tribune’s full story here.

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