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Albertville Man Among Two Killed in Maple Grove Car Accident

According to the preliminary report by the Minnesota State Patrol, the car accident, which killed an Albertville man and Buffalo woman, happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning

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.

Andrea Poythress July 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM
My family is devastated by the loss of our beautiful friend who was an innocent victim in this heartbreaking tragedy. She was an intelligent and amazing young woman with a bright future (she was also an STMA graduate). It INFURIATES me to know that losers like Jeramiah Wall can continually get out on the road. My friend, and our family, don't deserve to go through the nightmare and trauma that this accident will cause us. The pain we are feeling now is fierce and it could have been prevented so easily.
Al Heitkamp July 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM
This is no accident. If you run from the police it is a terrible crime. Maybe if the penalty for fleeing was an automatic five years it might make a difference. My condolences to the family of the young woman. So tragic!
Happy in St. Michael July 11, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Our family grieves for the family and friends of the young woman senselessly killed by a criminal! Drunk driving is no accident. This is why even you shouldn't have even one drink before driving...just to be safe. I am so sorry for you loss and pray that awareness, compassion, and action come from this tragedy!
Anna Clark July 15, 2011 at 06:01 AM
Jeramiah is not a loser, you do not even know him. Please people be careful with your comments.
SP July 15, 2011 at 01:12 PM
It is sad when anyone dies no matter what the circumstances are but to ask for people to be sympathetic to someone who has repeatedly shown that he has no concern for others or his own human life is ridiculous. This man took the life of an amazing young woman who was just beginning to find herself in life. He showed no concern or responsibility for his actions when he alledgedly chose to drive impaired and then run from the cops. The fact that there is a documented history of his lack of judgement and his behavior is continued proof of his lack of respect toward anyone other than himself. It blows my mind that he was even on the road or had access to a vehicle. Maybe this is a harsh wake up to the City, County and State government officials that the penalties for repeated offenses need to have harsher punishments.
Sara July 15, 2011 at 03:16 PM
What this man did was a horrible thing, and for many, and unforgivable thing. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and certainly their feelings, but ultimately, Jeramiah is still a life lost. He was somebody's son, maybe someone's brother, partner, and friend. I believe he was also a man who needed help, and he is a man who can teach us all something. I didn't know Sara, or Jeramiah for that matter, but I have thought of them both and their families and friends every day since I heard this story. You all have my deepest sympathy.
Andrea Poythress July 15, 2011 at 04:21 PM
Thank you Cindy - maybe his family and friends are in denial - they have a right to grieve like those of us who loved Sara - and maybe the word "loser" isn't the right word - do you like dispicable, self-centered, inconsiderate, carelesss idiot any better. Those words are probably more appropriate.
Mike Schoemer (Editor) July 15, 2011 at 06:23 PM
People, let's keep conversation above the board. Discussion about DUIs and harsher punishment is perfectly acceptable. Name-calling is not, no matter how dire the situation.
Angie July 16, 2011 at 12:45 AM
Thank you Sara for your comment-- you have no idea how much it means to his family and dear friends!! We are saddened and in shock of this horrific accident. If anyone knew Jeremiah, they know that he would have NEVER meant to hurt or kill anyone. He was not the person that the media makes him out to be. Nobody knows how many times he has tried to change his life. All he ever wanted was a normal life, a home, and a family. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, playing with kids, and laughing. My sister, who loved and cared for him unconditionally, has been there with him through it all. I hope that you all would try to be considerate when you talk about him, We are all heartbroken and miss him so much. We will continue to pray for Sara's family and close friends. Our sympathies are with them all. They are in our thoughts and prayers daily. My heart breaks for them, also.

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