MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A young St. Paul man is still in critical condition after he was struck by a car that drove through the Metro Transit bus he was on one week ago.
Markus Johnson suffered severe injuries, including a brain injury, on Friday, July 21, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office.
He was on a northbound bus on Dale Street in St. Paul when a car headed eastbound on Charles Avenue — driven by 26-year-old Tyler Randall Bjelland — hit a median while travelling more than 70 miles an hour.
Bjelland’s car went airborne, crashed through the center of the bus and started on fire.
Bus passenger Kenneth Foster, 48, was ejected upon impact, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bjelland was taken to Regions Hospital with a non-life threatening leg injury.
Investigators say Bjelland was fleeing the scene of a minor accident just before speeding though a stop sign and causing the fatal bus crash.
Bjelland was charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide. He made his first court appearance Friday, where his bail was set at $500,000.
Kenneth Foster’s family is planning a community memorial service at the crash scene Friday at 6:30 p.m.