Criminal charges are laid against a 34-year-old man accused of driving on the wrong side of a highway late at night this weekend in Scott County and causing a head-on crash that killed a woman in 19 years old in the other vehicle.
Scott County District Attorney Ron Hocevar said Tuesday that the collision on the freeway. 169 west of Jordan early Sunday “is being reviewed now” for possible charges against Michael M. Morse of Chaska. Hocevar added that the possibility that Morse was intoxicated at the time of the crash “is being investigated.”
State Patrol on Tuesday identified the deceased woman as Arianna M. Vos, of Hutchinson, Minn.
Vos was a passenger in an SUV heading south around 3:20 a.m. when he was struck by Morse’s larger SUV, the patrol said.
Two other people with Vos were taken to HCMC with non-critical injuries and identified by patrol as driver Cassidy N. Martin, 20, of Gaylord, Minnesota, and fellow passenger Alyssa L. Grutt, 20. , by Hutchinson.
The three women had fastened their seat belts and the patrol did not suspect Martin of being under the influence of alcohol.
Morse was not injured, the patrol said. A message was left for him on Tuesday commenting on the accident.