MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul man being held in the death of an Uber driver from Minneapolis has been released from jail without being charged with a crime.
The accident happened last Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police said an SUV struck an Uber car in the intersection, sending it into a large electrical box.
Abdishakur Sandiko, 48, died three days later.
Police said the driver of the SUV, 42-year-old Emery Winford, had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.
He was being held on suspicion of criminal vehicular operation while intoxicated and driving without a valid driver’s license.
Police can only hold a suspect for so many hours without charges being filed.
It’s possible Winford could be charged in the future.