Man Gets 8 Years For Drunk Driving Crash That Killed Mpls. CoupleA Golden Valley man will serve the maximum time in prison for causing a drunk driving crash that killed a young Minneapolis couple.
Golden Valley Man Guilty Of Fatal High-Speed, Drunk Driving CrashA Golden Valley man was found guilty Tuesday of killing a young Minneapolis couple while driving drunk at over 100 mph in 2003. Philip Scott Bertelsen, 56, was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of Brandy Banks-Sutta and Melvin Jones on Nov. 3, 2013.
Charges: Driver Was Drunk When He Fatally Struck Couple At 95 MPHA Golden Valley man was driving drunk at more than 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.
Anonymous Donor Helps Minn. Family Say Goodbye To BrandyThose heartbroken when 21-year-old Brandy Banks-Sutta was killed by a speeding driver earlier this month returned to the crash site Tuesday. On the corner of Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway they stood at the curb to say: Thanks for giving.