The family of a woman shot and killed by police on Highway 212 last year is suing Chaska Police. The lawsuit says that Dawn Pfister was a hostage and was needlessly shot and killed by Chaska Police. Pfister was in a car driven by her boyfriend, Mathew Serbus, last February. Their car rear ended another vehicle, and they fled the scene. Police began a high-speed chase.
Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”
The two people who were killed after leading police on a high-speed chase through Eden Prairie, Minn. were also suspects in an earlier auto theft case, according to criminal complaints.
The identities of the two suspects killed in Friday morning’s police chase-turned deadly shootout have been released. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, the deaths of Matthew Vincent Serbus, 36, and Dawn Marie Pfister, 34, have been ruled as homicides, with multiple gunshot wounds listed as the cause of death for both. The duo were killed after a police standoff in Eden Prairie at Highway 101 near Dell Road, which began as a high-speed chase in Chaska on Highway 212.
What began as a routine morning commute Friday down Highway 212 to Chanhassen quickly turned into a bizarre and dangerous scene.
A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.
Authorities are on the scene of an apparent fatal crash that has closed Highway 212 in Eden Prairie. Authorities said the crash, which was a head-on collision involving three vehicles and three people, happened just after 8:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes Highway 212 near Eden Prairie Road.
A 22-year-old man from Hector, Minn., died last weekend after he stole a van, fled pursuing police and crashed head-on into a squad car, police said.
A rolled-over semi is blocking traffic on both eastbound lanes of Highway 212 after a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, the State Patrol says.
A semi-truck loaded with beer that was headed from Interstate 494 to Highway 212 rolled over Friday morning in Eden Prairie, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MNDoT said.
A semi overturned at Interstate 494 and Highway 212 around 10 a.m. Thursday in Eden Prairie, according to authorities.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened in Carver County on Thursday morning.