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man wanted in aurora fatal crash found hiding in semitrailer by border patrol in


after four years of searching, a man wanted in connection with a fatal crash that killed a woman in aurora has been found.gustavo villarreal, 48, whose last known address was in the 1600 block of dearborn avenue in an unincorporated area near aurora, was wanted in connection with the jan. 21, 2013, crash that killed theresa burns, 57, of des plaines. the crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on church road, just north of corporate boulevard on aurora's northeast side, according to a aurora police facebook post.burns, a residential counselor at the northern illinois academy, was trying to assist a student who had run from the school and sat down in the roadway. burns and another staff member were able to move the student, an 18-year-old woman, but were struck by a 1997 geo metro allegedly driven






separate crashes on iron range leave two dead


it was a deadly wednesday on hwy. 135 in northern minnesota where separate crashes hours apart left at least two people dead.the first happened shortly after 2 p.m. when the driver of a southbound ford taurus crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a northbound chevy impala north of aurora in st. louis county, the state patrol said.the patrol confirmed that at least one person died in the crash but has not released further details. a number of agencies responded to the crash, including the east range and gilbert police departments, aurora and hoyt lakes fire departments and the st. louis county sheriff’s office.about five hours later, police and rescue crews from some of the same agencies responded to a fatal three-vehicle crash on hwy. 135 in biwabik township. a 66-year-old woman






fatal crash reported in benton county


at least one person died early saturday in a two-vehicle crash in benton county, according to the minnesota state patrol.the crash happened at 7:21 a.m. when a semitrailer truck headed south on hwy. 10 rear-ended a dodge caravan stopped at red light at e. st. germain street, in northeastern st. cloud.three people were in the van, the patrol said. in its initial report on the crash, it identified only one of those three, passenger marche daniel price, 24, of new hope, whom it said was taken to st. cloud hospital with critical injuries. price was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.the conditions of the van driver, a 66-year-old man from sartell, and another passenger, a 22-year-old woman from big lake, minn., have not yet been released.the semi driver, james delbert cockram, 61, of owa






man, woman wanted in connection with fatal south texas shooting are arrested in


provided by aurora policechristopher stogsdill, sierra diaza man and woman wanted in connection with a fatal south texas shooting earlier this week have been arrested in aurora.police say christopher stogsdill, 26, and 20-year-old sierra diaz were taken into custody thursday on the 13300 block of east 23rd avenue. they are accused in the death of shelby tronic, who was shot in the head on tuesday.the montgomery county sheriff’s office in texas says stogsdill and diaz had been living with tronic, who was 22 years old.with stogsdill and diaz were diaz’s two infant children, who have been taken into protective custody in aurora.stogsdill was wanted on suspicion of murder while diaz was being sought for investigation of child endangerment because of the living conditions at the home where tron






fatal crash reported in benton county


at least one person died early saturday in a two-vehicle crash in benton county, according to the minnesota state patrol.the crash happened at 7:21 a.m. when a semitrailer truck headed south on hwy. 10 rear-ended a dodge caravan stopped at red light at e. st. germain street, in northeastern st. cloud.in its initial report on the crash, patrol identified one of three in the van, passenger marche daniel price, 24, of new hope, who was taken to st. cloud hospital with critical injuries. price was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.conditions of the van driver, a 66-year-old man from sartell, and passenger, a 22-year-old woman from big lake, minn., have not yet been released.the semi driver, james delbert cockram, 61, of owatonna, minn., was not hurt, the patrol said.staff report






motorcyclist identified in fatal i-35 crash after north metro police chase


a motorcyclist being pursued by police died tuesday afternoon after crashing in the north metro, authorities said.the crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on southbound interestate 35 just south of hwy. 97 near forest lake, according to the minnesota state patrol. killed was samnang doeun lenh, 36, of oakdale, the patrol said.the southbound lanes remained closed for several hours after the crash, and were reopened about 5 p.m.earlier, at just before 1:30 p.m. a state trooper witnessed a motorcycle driver heading northbound at 120 miles per hour on i-35w and 95th avenue in blaine.the trooper tried to stop lenh, but he fled and the trooper lost sight and canceled the pursuit, said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.nielson said that dispatch, using traffic cameras, located the 2013 yamaha race motorc






one killed in wrong-way crash on i-90 in s. minn.


at least one person died tuesday night when a motorist heading the wrong way on a southern minnesota interstate freeway crashed into another driver, the state patrol said.two semitrailer trucks also were involved in the wreck, which occurred about 7:50 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of interstate 90 at milepost 99 in martin county.the patrol did not identify which of the drivers was killed, but said a 48-year-old man from baltic, s.d. in a honda cr-v was going west in the eastbound lanes when he collided with an eastbound ford escape driven by a 19-year-old man from westbrook, minn.a semitrailer truck, driven by a 39-year-old man from billings, mont., traveling behind the escape, slowed and attempted to pull onto the shoulder. a second eastbound big rig, driven by a 33-year-old man from grana






roseau man dies in collision with semitrailer truck


a driver who crossed the centerline and collided with a semitrailer truck died monday night, the state patrol said.jack dahl, 42, of roseau, minn., was driving east on hwy. 11 when his dodge caravan veered into the westbound lane at 8:48 p.m. and struck a westbound semi near county road 123 in jadis township, the patrol said.dahl, who was wearing a seat belt, died at the scene.the truck driver, todd harris, 52, of alexandria, minn., was taken to lifecare medical center in roseau with noncritical injuries, the patrol said.road conditions were dry at the time of the crash. alcohol did not appear to be a factor, the patrol said.






aurora police arrest man in connection with a fatal stabbing on rtd bus – the de


aurora police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal stabbing at about 8 a.m. friday morning near 13th avenue and ursula street, south of the university of colorado anschutz medical campus.the male victim was stabbed multiple times and died later at a hospital, according to the aurora police department. his name has not been released.a police officer found a man matching the suspect’s description on a rtd bus at east mississippi avenue and south chambers road. the man was taken into custody around 12:20 p.m.police have not released the charges nor the suspect’s name.this is the second time in a week aurora police have arrested a suspect in a homicide on an rtd bus. on june 19, aurora police arrested a suspect on a bus that was wanted in connection with a fatal shooting.






fatal crash reported in itasca county


the minnesota state patrol was investigating a fatal crash in itasca county urday night.the crash happened about 6:15 p.m. on hwy. 6, near leighton lake in an area known as the deer lake unorganized territory, the patrol said. other details were not yet available.staff report






motorcyclist killed after sideswiping semi near mankato


a 20-year-old motorcyclist died wednesday when he sideswiped a semitrailer truck while merging onto a highway in southern minnesota, the state patrol said.the motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, was traveling west on county road 90 and struck the right rear end of the truck’s trailer as he attempted to merge onto hwy. 169 in south bend township just west of mankato.roads were dry at the time of the crash, which was reported at 9:05 p.m. the patrol did not say if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.the truck driver, dalibor pavic, 38, of lewisville, texas, was not hurt. he was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.






teen dies after being hit by a semi in otter tail county


a 16-year-old boy was killed thursday morning in western minnesota when a semitrailer truck crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle.the teen, who has not yet been identified by the minnesota state patrol, was traveling east on hwy. 210 about 6 a.m. when his car was hit near 469th avenue in vining, minn., located about 30 miles east of fergus falls.the semitrailer truck driver, jason rudolf vadner, 34, of wheaton, minn., was traveling west on highway 210. he suffered noncritical injuries.the state patrol is investigating the crash.






both drivers critically injured in 6-car aurora crash expected to survive


a six-vehicle crash occurred monday in aurora after an eastbound car attempted to pass several other vehicles, according to aurora police.the crash, which left four people injured, occurred at 6:45 a.m. at butterfield road and dupage parkway, aurora police said in a statement.two of the injuries... (sarah freishtat)






search on for truck that may have hit person who reportedly jumped from i-94 ove


the minnesota state patrol is looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck who may have hit a pedestrian wednesday who reportedly jumped from an overpass onto interstate 94 and was killed.the person reportedly jumped from the county road 9 overpass in avon. witnesses said a white semitrailer truck traveling east in the right lane may have struck the person without realizing it, according to the state patrol.the truck may have damage to its front bumper area. troopers want to find out find out what the driver may have seen. anyone with information about the semitrailer truck or its driver is asked to call the state patrol st. cloud district at 651-582-1292.






man accused of hiding corpse of student returning to texas


alpine, texas — police say a second man accused of hiding the corpse of a west texas college student will be returned from arizona to texas.alpine police lt. felipe fierro says chris estrada waived extradition tuesday from phoenix, where he was arrested a day earlier in the investigation of the death of zuzu (zoo'-zoo) verk.the 21-year-old student at sul ross state university in alpine had been missing since oct. 12 following a date with her boyfriend, robert fabian. a border patrol agent last friday found verk's remains in a shallow grave near alpine, about 200 miles southeast of el paso.police say estrada and fabian are friends. both are charged with tampering with evidence by concealing a human corpse in verk's disappearance.a cause of death was pending tuesday for verk.






pedestrian killed by semi-truck in aurora


a pedestrian died after a crash monday night in aurora.around 8 p.m., a semitrailer hit a 35-year-old male in the 800 block of north lake street, according to aurora police spokesman dan ferrelli.the semi was northbound on lake street when the pedestrian fell off the sidewalk into the path of the truck and was hit, according to ferrelli. alcohol may be involved on the part of the pedestrian, he said.lake street was closed between illinois avenue and lawndale avenue as of 9 p.m. ferrelli said the road was expected to remain closed for several hours.






westbound i-94 reopened in maple grove after truck rollover


crews have cleared a crash involving a rolled over semitrailer truck on westbound i-94 in maple grove and have reopened the freeway. westbound hwy. 610 is also back open following the early morning crash.here is the original post:commuters and travelers heading west on i-94 through maple grove will hit a big snarl as the freeway is closed at maple grove parkway due to a rolled semitrailer truck that is blocking all lanes.westbound hwy. 610 also is closed at maple grove parkway. both routes will likely be closed through the rush hour, the minnesota department of transportation said.a semitrailer truck rolled onto its side about 3:30 a.m. near brockton lane, the state patrol said.the truck was carrying packages, a spokesman from the minnesota department of transportation said.tow trucks are






'charges likely' against semi driver who hit cab at st. cloud light, killed 2


charges are anticipated against a semitrailer truck driver who allegedly rear-ended a taxi sitting at a red light in st. cloud, killing the cabdriver and one of his two back-seat passengers, authorities said sunday.the crash, at about 7:20 a.m. saturday on hwy. 10 at st. germain street on the city’s east side, also severely injured a second cab passenger, according to the state patrol.killed were thomas l. findlay, 66, of sartell, the driver of the van operated by elite taxi, and passenger emily r. letourneau, 22, of big lake, minn., the patrol said. findlay had on his seat belt; letourneau did not.the other passenger in the cab, 24-year-old marche d. price of new hope, was taken to st. cloud hospital, according to the patrol. price also was not wearing a seat belt. her boyfriend, dustin b






'charges are likely' against semi driver who hit cab at st. cloud light, killed


charges are anticipated against a semitrailer truck driver who allegedly rear-ended a taxi sitting at a red light in st. cloud, killing the cabdriver and one of his two back-seat passengers, authorities said sunday.the crash, at about 7:20 a.m. saturday on hwy. 10 at st. germain street on the city’s east side, also severely injured a second cab passenger, according to the state patrol.killed were thomas l. findlay, 66, of sartell, the driver of the van operated by elite taxi, and passenger emily r. letourneau, 22, of big lake, minn., the patrol said. findlay had on his seat belt; letourneau did not.the other passenger in the cab, 24-year-old marche d. price of new hope, was taken to st. cloud hospital, according to the patrol. price also was not wearing a seat belt. her boyfriend, dustin b






'charges are likely' against semi driver who hit cab at st. cloud light, killed


charges are anticipated against a semitrailer truck driver who allegedly rear-ended a taxi sitting at a red light in st. cloud, killing the cabdriver and one of his two back-seat passengers, authorities said sunday.the crash, at about 7:20 a.m. saturday on hwy. 10 at st. germain street on the city's east side, also severely injured a second cab passenger, according to the state patrol.killed were thomas l. findlay, 66, of sartell, the driver of the van operated by elite taxi, and passenger emily r. letourneau, 22, of big lake, minn., the patrol said. findlay had on his seat belt; letourneau did not.the other passenger in the cab, 24-year-old marche d. price of new hope, was taken to st. cloud hospital, according to the patrol. price also was not wearing a seat belt. her boyfriend, dustin b






fatal crash on southbound i-35w closes stretch of highway for hours


a fatal crash on southbound interstate 35 in chisago county has closed a portion of the highway for at least three hours, the minnesota department of transportation said saturday afternoon.the crash happened about 3:21 p.m. on the highway near harris, according to the minnesota state patrol. the number of fatalities or vehicles involved has not yet been released.the patrol has closed a southbound stretch of the highway from rapid city down to harris for at least three hours.this is a developing story; return to www.startribune.com for updates.






aurora police arrest one man near fatal shooting in motel parking lot – the denv


aurora police have arrested a man in connection to a robbery near a motel where a fatal shooting happened early thursday morning, authorities say.it’s unclear whether the robbery arrest is related to the homicide, according to an aurora police tweet.the shooting victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a 3:38 a.m. aurora police tweet. the victim has not been identified.the man was shot in the 9100 block of east colfax avenue at 1:03 a.m., said crystal mccoy, aurora police spokeswoman. he was later found in the parking lot of the riviera hotel, mccoy said.this breaking news story will be updated as new details are available.






i-35 lanes reopen after motorcyclist dies after crashing during police chase in


a motorcyclist being pursued by police died tuesday afternoon after crashing in the north metro, authorities said.the crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on southbound interestate 35 just south of hwy. 97 near forest lake, according to the minnesota state patrol.the southbound lanes remained closed for several hours after the crash, and were reopened about 5 p.m.earlier, at just before 1:30 p.m. a state trooper witnessed a motorcycle driver heading northbound at 120 miles per hour on i-35w and 95th avenue in blaine.the trooper tried to stop the driver, but he fled and the trooper lost sight and canceled the pursuit, said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.nielson said that dispatch, using traffic cameras, located the 2013 yamaha race motorcycle crossing 95th avenue onto i-35. when the trooper loca






i-35 lanes reopen after motorcyclist dies after crashing during police chase in


a motorcyclist being pursued by police died tuesday afternoon after crashing in the north metro, authorities said.the crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on southbound interestate 35 just south of hwy. 97 near forest lake, according to the minnesota state patrol.the southbound lanes remained closed for several hours after the crash, and were reopened about 5 p.m.earlier, at just before 1:30 p.m. a state trooper witnessed a motorcycle driver heading northbound at 120 mph on i-35w and 95th avenue in blaine.the trooper tried to stop the driver, but he fled and the trooper lost sight and canceled the pursuit, said patrol lt. tiffani nielson.nielson said that dispatch, using traffic cameras, located the motorcycle driver crossing 95th avenue onto i-35s. when the trooper located the driver a sec






authorities: off-duty border agent found assaulted near road


deming, n.m. — a border patrol agent assigned to the deming, new mexico, border patrol station is recovering after authorities say he was assaulted while he was off-duty and was found alongside a road.u.s. customs and border protection said in a news release that a motorist found the agent on the side of a road late friday.the release said the agent suffered "multiple, serious injuries" to his head, chest and hands. emergency responders transported him to a hospital where he's listed in stable condition.customs and border protection says it's working with the fbi, the dona ana county sheriff's office, and the el paso, texas, police department in the ongoing investigation.






chp investigating fatal crash on hwy 1


santa cruz county — the california highway patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred thursday morning on highway 1 near swanton road.the crash was reported to the chp at about 7:43 a.m.highway 1 is closed from scott creek road to the san mateo county line, according to the chp.check back for more information on this breaking story.






'bachelor' star chris soules charged in deadly iowa crash


chris soules, an iowa farmer who starred on "the bachelor" two years ago, was arrested tuesday after authorities say he caused a deadly traffic accident and fled the scene.soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the abc reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rear-ended a tractor in northern iowa near aurora on monday night, the iowa state patrol said.the crash caused the tractor to roll and go into a ditch on one side of the road, while soules' truck went into a ditch on the other side, the patrol said. the tractor driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. the patrol identified him as 66-year-old kenneth mosher, a farmer from aurora.soules wasn't injured in the accident and left the area before emergency r






'bachelor' star chris soules charged in deadly iowa crash


iowa city, iowa — chris soules, an iowa farmer who starred on "the bachelor" two years ago, was arrested tuesday after authorities say he caused a deadly traffic accident and fled the scene.soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the abc reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rear-ended a tractor in northern iowa near aurora on monday night, the iowa state patrol said.the crash caused the tractor to roll and go into a ditch on one side of the road, while soules' truck went into a ditch on the other side, the patrol said. the tractor driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. the patrol identified him as 66-year-old kenneth mosher, a farmer from aurora.soules wasn't injured in the accident and left the area






fatal crash on i-35w closes stretch of highway for hours


a fatal crash in chisago county has closed the southbound lanes of interstate 35 near the rush city exit, the minnesota department of transportation said saturday afternoon.the crash happened about 3:21 p.m. on the highway near harris, according to the minnesota state patrol. the number of fatalities or vehicles involved has not yet been released.the patrol has closed southbound lanes from rush city down to harris for at least three hours.according to the police scanner website policeclips, a wrong-way driver in the southbound lanes hit a southbound car head-on. photos posted on social media by motorists in the area showed smoke and flames rising from the crash site.this is a developing story; return to www.startribune.com for updates.






driver killed in crash on hwy. 371 was pequot lakes man


the state patrol has identified the man killed in a head-on crash thursday on hwy. 371 in sibley township as dennis goff.goff, 60, of pequot lakes, minn., was headed north around 6:30 a.m. when his 1999 ford pickup struck a concrete barrier on his right. the truck then crossed into the southbound lanes where it was struck head-on by a 1998 peterbilt semitrailer truck, the state patrol said.goff was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.the driver of the semi, daniel thomas jackson, 60, of hackensack, minn., was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured, according to the patrol.






fatal crash on i-35 closes stretch of highway for hours


a fiery fatal crash in chisago county closed the southbound lanes of interstate 35 near the rush city exit late into the evening saturday.the crash happened at 3:21 p.m. on the highway near harris, according to the minnesota state patrol. the number of fatalities has not yet been released.according to the patrol, a chevrolet equinox going the wrong way in the southbound lanes crashed head-on into a southbound ford fusion. the first car came to rest in the right-hand southbound lane, while the ford burst into flames upon impact, coming to rest in the median.the patrol closed southbound lanes from rush city down to harris for several hours; the lanes were still closed at 7 p.m. many motorists were stuck in the traffic line for more than an hour before traffic was rerouted onto other roads.ph






fatal crash on i-35 closes stretch of highway for hours


a fiery fatal crash in chisago county closed the southbound lanes of interstate 35 near the rush city exit for more than five hours saturday.according to the state patrol, a chevrolet equinox going the wrong way in the southbound lanes near harris crashed head-on into a southbound ford fusion, which burst into flames on impact.the driver of the fusion died at the scene, officials said. the driver of the equinox, an unidentified woman, was taken to regions hospital in st. paul with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the state patrol.the crash, which was reported at 3:21 p.m., prompted the state patrol to close the southbound lanes from rush city south to harris until almost 9 p.m. many motorists were stuck in the traffic line for more than an hour before traffic was rerou






cuban imprisoned for impersonating us border agent in texas


mcallen, texas — prosecutors say a cuban man living in south texas must serve 18 months in a u.s. prison for impersonating a border patrol agent to scam other immigrants.eugene agustin munoz-canellas was sentenced monday by a federal judge in mcallen, texas.investigators say the 55-year-old man is a permanent u.s. resident who lived in mission, texas.authorities say munoz-canellas falsely portrayed himself as a border patrol agent in 2015 and 2016 to solicit bribes from people seeking legal status in the u.s. he pleaded guilty in november to impersonating a law enforcement officer.prosecutors say munoz-canellas has a history of theft and fraud. he faces deportation after serving his prison term.






mora man strays into opposite lane, dies in crash with semi


a motorist strayed into the opposite lane on an east-central minnesota highway and was killed after striking a semitrailer truck, authorities said.the collision occurred late tuesday morning on hwy. 23 in arthur township, just south of mora, according to the state patrol.brian j. rodenborg, 38, of mora, was killed in the head-on wreck, the patrol said. rodenborg was not wearing his seat belt.the driver of the big rig, igor kovalchuk, of woodbridge, ill., was not hurt.the patrol did not explain why rodenborg’s car crossed the centerline but did note that the road was wet at the time.






fatal crash on i-35 closes stretch of highway for hours


a fiery fatal crash in chisago county closed the southbound lanes of interstate 35 near the rush city exit late into the evening saturday.the crash happened at 3:21 p.m. on the highway near harris, according to the minnesota state patrol. the number of fatalities has not yet been released.according to the patrol, a chevrolet equinox going the wrong way in the southbound lanes crashed head-on into a southbound ford fusion. the first car came to rest in the right-hand southbound lane, while the ford burst into flames upon impact, coming to rest in the median.the patrol closed southbound lanes from rush city down to harris for several hours; the lanes were still closed at 7 p.m., but officials expected them to reopen soon. earlier, many motorists were stuck in the traffic line for more than a






'bachelor' star chris soules charged in deadly iowa crash


chris soules, an iowa farmer who starred on "the bachelor" two years ago, was arrested tuesday on a charge of causing a deadly accident and leaving the scene.soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the abc reality show, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that rear-ended a tractor in northern iowa on monday night, the iowa state patrol said.the crash sent the tractor into a ditch on one side of the road and soules' truck into a ditch on the other side, the patrol said. the tractor driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. the patrol identified him as 66-year-old kenneth mosher, a farmer from aurora, which is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of soules' farm in arlington and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of iowa






'charges are likely' against semi driver who hit cab at st. cloud light, killed


charges are anticipated against a semitrailer truck driver who rammed from behind a taxi sitting at a red light in st. cloud, killing the cabdriver and one of his two backseat passengers, authorities said sunday.the crash occurred about 7:20 a.m. saturday on hwy. 10 at st. germain street on the city’s east side and also severely injured a second cab passenger, according to the state patrol.killed were the driver of the van operated by a taxi service, 66-year-old thomas l. findlay, of neighboring sartell, and 22-year-old passenger emily r. letourneau, of big lake, minn., the patrol said. findlay had on his seat belt; letourneau did not.according to letourneau’s facebook page, she had a birthday the day before the crash.the other passenger in the cab, 24-year-old marche d. price, of new hope






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin