ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol says charges are likely against a semi driver who struck a taxi at a St. Cloud intersection, killing two people Saturday morning.
Troopers say a Dodge Caravan taxi was headed south on Highway 10 and stopped at the red light at St. Germain Street. A semi driven by a 61-year-old Owatonna man rear-ended the taxi, according to the state patrol.
The state patrol reports 22-year-old Emily LeTourneau of Big Lake, a passenger in the cab, and the van driver, 66-year-old Thomas L. Findlay, died from crash injuries. Another passenger in the taxi, 24-year-old woman from New Hope, remains at the hospital in serious condition.
The accident happened at about 7:21 a.m. on Saturday.
State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson tells the Star Tribune there's no indication the taxi driver took any action to avoid the collision.