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No felony charges in fatal crash west of Glenwood

Editor's note: The following story is reprinted, with permission, from the Pope County Tribune.

Five months after a fatal crash west of Glenwood, no felony charges will be filed against a 16-year-old driver involved in the crash.

The Minnesota State Patrol conducted a fatal crash investigation and turned the case over to the Pope County Attorney's office in early February.

On February 19, Assistant County Attorney Chad Larson said after reviewing the file, he concluded that evidence does not exist to charge the 16-year-old with felony vehicular homicide.

Because the case involves a juvenile, his name will not be released and no information about other non-felony charges will be made public.

Crash details

A Morris woman was killed in a two-vehicle, head on crash September 23 on Highway 28 west of Glenwood.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Margaret E. Miller, 77, of Morris, died at Glacial Ridge Hospital as a result of her injuries suffered in the crash.

According to the State Patrol, a 16-year-old male was driving westbound on Highway 28, and Miller was eastbound when the two vehicles collided head on. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 28 and Northridge Drive, near Morning Glory Garden.

The 16-year-old male, a 10th grader at Minnewaska Area High School, was seriously injured in the crash.