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Minor in crash that killed Morris woman won't face felony charges

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Minor in crash that killed Morris woman won't face felony charges
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

It has been more than five months since a fatal accident took the life of a 77-year-old Morris woman and now the Pope County Attorney's Office has released new information about the case. The 16-year-old driver involved in the crash will not face felony charges, according to KSAX TV in Alexandria.

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"The Minnesota State Patrol conducted a fatal crash investigation and turned the case over to us the Pope County Attorney's Office," Chad Larson, Assistant County Attorney said. "After reviewing the evidence there is no evidence that supported felony charges."

The Pope County Attorney's has ruled out texting while driving in this crash, the KSAX report stated.

"Since this case involved a minor the name will not be released and no information about other non-felony charges will not be made public," Larson said.

In September the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed that two vehicles had collided head-on, and both victims involved had been extricated from their vehicles.

The 77-year-old female driver, Margaret Miller of Morris was heading eastbound on HWY. 28 driving a Dodge Stratus when a 16-year old male, who authorities said was driving a 1987 Porsche, was heading westbound on HWY. 28 when both collided head-on.

Miller was taken by ambulance to the the Glenwood Hospital where she later died and the juvenile was then flown by helicopter to St. Cloud Hospital. The juvenile had suffered injuries from the crash but was treated and released.

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