Eyota man arrested, charged in NW Rochester crash

Multiple emergency crews respond to two-car crash in Rochester
Multiple emergency crews respond to two-car crash in Rochester(KTTC)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 7:55 PM CDT
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UPDATE: An Eyota man is in custody as police continue to investigate this crash.

It happened around 7 p.m. Thursday in the 5700 block of Bandel Road Northwest.

According to the Rochester Police Department (RPD), Jesse Duncan, 37, was driving south.

Witnesses said he wandered into the northbound lane.

A 21-year-old Rochester man driving north tried to swerve out of the way, but the two vehicles ended up colliding head-on.

the 21-year-old driver, as well as a 38-year-old woman and a 6-year-old female child in Duncan’s car were taken to Mayo Clinic St. Marys with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers said Duncan showed signs of impairment of controlled substances.

They obtained a search warrant to test his blood and urine. That test is being sent to the Minnesota BCA for results.

Duncan faces a felony of criminal vehicular homicide, 5th degree controlled substance crime, revoked license, and no proof of insurance charges.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The northbound lane of Bandel Road was blocked off for a two-car crash Thursday night.

Multiple emergency agencies responded.

The KTTC crew at the scene saw two cars with damage, two Mayo ambulances left the scene. Rochester Police handcuffed a male and put him in a squad car.

As of 8 p.m., the cars were towed, and the scene was cleared.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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