MN State Patrol – Pedestrian Killed in Alcohol-Involved Crash
Columbia Heights, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says alcohol was detected in the driver of a car that struck two pedestrians, killing one of them, in a Twin Cities suburb last night.
The deadly incident was reported around 10:30 PM in Columbia Heights. The State Patrol says 35-year-old Cody Jazdzewski of Minneapolis was driving a BMW convertible on Highway 65 when the car left the roadway and struck the two pedestrians before coming to rest at the tree line.
The pedestrians, who were walking on a sidewalk near the highway, were identified as 63-year-old James Beller of Minneapolis and 58-year-old Carrie Rivero of Minneapolis. She was pronounced dead at the scene, while Beller was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center with what were described as life-threatening injuries.
The BMW driver was also transported to the hospital. His injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.