A 19-year-old motorist has been arrested in connection with an April crash in Sherburne County that killed two people on a motorcycle.
Cody Moen, of Monticello, Minn., was accused of passing on a highway at 95 miles per hour, then losing control of his car and colliding with the motorcycle heading in the other direction, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of driving his car in a "grossly negligent manner," according to sheriff's Capt. Scott Fildes.
Fildes said Moen will be charged Tuesday and arraigned in District Court in connection with the crash on the afternoon of April 18 on County Road 17, just south of Hwy. 10, in Big Lake Township.
Killed were motorcyclist Brien Wickham, 31, of Big Lake, and passenger Jacquelyn Lee, 26, of Ramsey.
According to Fildes:
Moen was heading north on Hwy. 17 at 95 mph when he went onto the right shoulder to pass a vehicle ahead of him. He lost control and entered the southbound lanes, where he collided with the motorcycle.
At the spot where Moen was passing, the highway was one lane in each direction. At the point of impact, it was a four-lane highway.
Wickham died at the scene, while Lee died later after being airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
Moen was treated at a hospital for injuries at the time and released.