MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The State Patrol says a 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after alcohol was detected on him following a crash in the south metro where he broadsided a stopped car, killing the driver inside.
The crash happened shortly before 2 a.m. on the intersection of Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Dakota County.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Homicide At Apartment Building
The State Patrol said Neftali Ramirez, of Bloomington, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta east on the highway when he slammed into the driver’s side of a Toyota Corolla, which was stopped in the northbound lane of Nicollet Avenue.
The driver of the Corolla, a 34-year-old Erin Randall of Richfield, died at the scene. Ramirez suffered non-life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
The State Patrol said alcohol was detected on Ramirez and he was booked for criminal vehicular homicide at the Dakota County Jail.
Randall, a 2007 Fulbright scholar to Bangladesh, served on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Fulbright Association and spoke four languages. She was working as a staff researcher at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation at the time of her death.
“Erin had all the brains of a scholar, the courage and curiosity of a world traveler and the fun-loving spirit of a perpetual student,” colleague Michael Dorsher said in a statement to the press.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
The crash remains under investigation.