25-year-old Burnsville man identified as second victim in Hwy. 12 crash

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2014 - 6:41 PM
Nnamdi Okolue

Nnamdi Okolue

A 25-year-old Burnsville man was identified Thursday as the second victim of a car crash on Hwy. 12 last week.

Authorities haven’t identified him yet, but family members confirmed that Nnamdi Okolue was the second man killed in the two-vehicle crash. His family says he was an auditor at Clifton Larson Allen in Minneapolis and a volunteer, helping the Burnsville High School boys’ basketball team and men’s basketball team at his alma mater, Luther College.

Just before 7 a.m. April 11, police say his car crossed the centerline on eastbound Hwy. 12 between County Road 29 and County Road 6 in Orono, colliding head-on with a car driven by Steven Crowley, 50, of Delano, killing both drivers. Orono Police are still investigating the crash.

Okolue’s family created a memorial page at facebook.com/nnamdiokoluememorial and fund at nnamdiokoluememorial.weebly.com; donations are also accepted at Wells Fargo branches. He’s survived by his parents and three siblings. Funeral services are April 26 at Speak the Word International Church in Golden Valley.

Funeral services for Crowley, who owned a Delano horse breeding and training facility, were held Wednesday. He is survived by his wife and three children. According to his obituary, he spent nearly 30 years in the investment industry.

KELLY SMITH

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