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Driver In Fatal St. Cloud Chase Charged With Murder

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(credit: Stearns County Jail)

(credit: Stearns County Jail)

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – A man accused of fleeing police last month and crashing his vehicle in Waite Park is now charged with two counts of third-degree murder.

Twenty-two-year-old Timothy Gilles also was charged Monday with one count each of fleeing police resulting in death and fleeing police resulting in bodily harm.

Gilles previously had been charged with one count of fleeing police resulting in death. The St. Cloud Times reports he remains jailed with bail set at $1.5 million.

Gilles is accused of speeding away from police and crashing into a vehicle April 15. The crash killed 30-year-old Timothy Casanova of Starbuck. His passenger, 22-year-old Megan Thomsen of Glenwood, was pregnant and gave birth after the crash to a baby that died three days after his emergency delivery. Megan Thomsen is recovering.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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