Two people are dead after a man suspected of driving while impaired sped through an interection on County Road 81 in Maple Grove the morning of Sunday, July 10, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Details from the preliminary accident report released by the Minnesota State Patrol are as follows:
A vehicle driven by Jeramiah Robert Wall, 34, of Albertville was stopped by a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputy on suspicion “of being impaired.” Wall fled the stop and “continued at a high rate of speed on County Road 81."
The report stated witnesses said the vehicle driven by Wall entered the intersection of 93rd Avenue North “against the red light” as a second vehicle entered the intersection “when it was struck in drivers door.”
The driver of the second vehicle, a 29-year-old female from Buffalo, died. Her name has not yet been released.
The report said the incident happened at 1:18 a.m. July 10 and that the Hennepin County Deputy was “not in close proximately” to the first vehicle at the time of the crash. The Maple Grove Police Department also assisted at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.