Driver to face charges in crash

Published 9:49 am Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MORA — A 34-year-old man accused of drunken driving likely will be charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of a Sandstone teenager.

Seventeen-year-old Colton Nelson was killed last week in a two-car accident near his home in rural Kanabec County. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to a hospital in critical condition. But the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s condition has improved and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Two passengers in Nelson’s vehicle suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

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