Grand jury will convene on squad car fatalities

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Nov 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - A county attorney says a grand jury will determine whether or not charges are warranted in a fatal squad car crash involving a New Ulm police officer.

Redwood County Attorney Steve Collins says he has reviewed the State Patrol's lengthy investigative report and will present the case to a grand jury.

Eighty-two-year-old Myra Meyer of New Ulm and her 60-year-old son Brian Wichmann of Mankato died last July when their Mercury Sable was struck by a New Ulm squad car driven by Officer Mathew Rasmussen.

The accident report says Meyer was attempting to make a left turn into a driveway when the car was hit.

The Free Press says the case was referred to Collins by the Brown County Attorney's office since it works closely with New Ulm police.

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