From Pioneer Press
A 29-year-old Burnsville man died Thursday after a woman drove her car into the path of his motorcycle in Apple Valley.
The woman, Leah Marie Colwell, 44 of Apple Valley, was making a left-hand turn onto northbound Harwell Avenue from eastbound 160th Street at about 8:05 p.m. when she crossed in front of the man’s motorcycle. He died at the scene. His identity won’t be released until next of kin ….MORE
Repeat offender Leah Marie Colwell was more than four times the legal limit when she killed Jeffrey Trondson who had the right of way on his motorcycle
The Lakeville woman accused of killing a motorcyclist in a drunken collision last week thought she was “all right to drive” despite having several drinks and an open bottle of liquor in the car, prosecutors say.
Leah Marie Colwell, 44, was charged June 28 in Dakota County District Court with felony vehicular homicide. A breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.36, more than four times the legal limit to drive, according to the criminal complaint.
Colwell also faces misdemeanor charges of driving after cancellation, driving under the influence and having an open bottle in the car. She remains jailed with bail set at $150,000.
The motorcyclist, Jeffrey Trondson, 29, of Burnsville, had the right of way ….MORE
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