MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver is accused of watching pornographic videos before a crash that killed a highway worker standing along an interstate.

Forty-seven-year-old Tate Doom of St. Paul Park was charged last week in Hennepin County court with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation.

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The crash happened last October on Interstate 94 in Rogers and killed 59-year-old Vernon Hedquist of Pillager.

According to the complaint, Doom’s semi rear-ended a pickup and trailer merging to the left. The trailer struck Hedquist while flying debris hit a co-worker.

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Troopers seized two cellphones from Doom’s semi. Authorities recovered deleted files from a pornographic website.

Doom denied using his cellphone at the time of collision. The Star Tribune reports he is being held on $30,000 bail and is due in court Aug. 12.

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