Rochester Man Was Doing Over 100 MPH Right Before Deadly Wreck
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A police report says a Rochester man was driving at more than 100 mph just before he caused a deadly crash less than a week before Christmas.
The report says the man had also been drinking and was legally intoxicated.
The wreck happened Dec. 19th near the intersection of 18th Ave and Crimson Ridge Dr NW.
A car driven by 27-year-old Luis Rubio Lunar had just turned onto 18th Ave, when it was rear-ended by a Jeep Wrangler. Lunar was injured and his wife - 24-year-old Joharmi Rubio, who had been in the front passenger seat - was killed.
The driver of the Jeep suffered serious injuries. He was identified as 28-year-old Matthew Shaver. A test found he had a blood/alcohol concentration of .155, nearly twice the state limit.
According to the police report, Shaver’s Jeep data recorder showed the vehicle:
“was traveling at a speed of 107 mph 2 seconds prior to the crash and 92 mph 0.1 prior to the crash. The posted speed limit is 45 mph.“
Four counts of criminal vehicular homicide were filed Thursday against Shaver.
He has been ordered to appear for arraignment next month.
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