abc
QUICK LINKS:

Man Charged in Head-On Crash that Killed 2

Updated: 05/16/2014 5:35 PM
Created: 05/16/2014 5:34 PM WDIO.com

WALKER, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a 27-year-old man with causing a head-on crash that killed two people in northern Minnesota while he was driving drunk.

Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie says Michael James Stangel faces eight counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

According to the complaint, Stangel was driving a Chevy Tahoe last Saturday night when he crashed into an oncoming Kia Spectra.

The two people in the Spectra, 47-year-old Lisa Collins and 46-year-old Tim Collins, both of Cass Lake, were killed. Stangel and his passenger suffered serious injuries.

Blood drawn from Stangel at the hospital showed he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.33 percent, more than four times Minnesota's legal limit.

Bail for Stangel is set at $750,000 without conditions. It's unknown if a public defender has been appointed for him yet.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Scannell Case in Jury's Hands

    The case against Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is now in the hands of a jury after closing arguments took place Thursday afternoon. The jury began deliberations at just after 5 p.m. and will not be sequestered if they don't reach a verdict this evening.

  • Wisconsin Makes Minnesota Offer on Tax Reciprocity

    The neighboring states have been unable to reach a deal since a 40-year agreement expired in 2009. An agreement would simplify income taxes for the roughly 80,000 who live in one state and work in the other.

  • Minn. DNR Increases Target Wolf Harvest

    The Minnesota DNR is increasing the target harvest for this fall's wolf hunt from 250 to 280. The DNR says the latest population survey estimates that there were 2,423 wolves living in Minnesota this past winter, which is 212 more animals than estimated the previous winter.

  • Update: Teen Killed in Douglas Co. Crash

    The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a Lake Nebagamon teenager was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon.  15-year-old Seth N. Stariha, a passenger in one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Workers at the NOvA hall in Ash River assemble the final block of the far detector in early February 2014, with the nearly completed detector in the background. U of M Reaches Milestone with Ash River Neutrino Detector

    The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe.

 

Flood Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Koochiching; St. Louis
Expires: 7/25/2014 4:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement