MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection to a hit-and-run in Plymouth on Wednesday that resulted within the demise of a 65-year-old man and his canine.
Jack Henry Blaschke, of Delano, was charged in Hennepin County Court docket Friday with two counts of felony vehicular murder.
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In accordance with the felony grievance, shortly earlier than 9 p.m. Wednesday, Blaschke pulled up on County Highway 24 subsequent to a different automotive that was ready for the sunshine to show inexperienced. He honked 3 times, indicating a need to problem the opposite driver to a avenue race, witnesses mentioned.
Blaschke then accelerated and drove over 70 mph in a forty five mph zone. That’s when he struck the sufferer and his canine, who had been making an attempt to cross the road.
Witnesses on the scene mentioned that the sufferer flew by means of the air and landed on the driveway.
Blaschke drove away and didn’t report the crash, courtroom paperwork say.
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When Plymouth Law enforcement officials arrived, the person had a pulse, and bystanders had began CPR. His black Laborador was mendacity roughly 100 toes away, lifeless. The person was transported to North Memorial Hospital the place he was later pronounced lifeless.
He was recognized by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as Gregory Michael Schneider, of Plymouth.
Later in a post-Miranda interview, Blaschke claimed he was driving at 40 to 45 mph when he rounded a curve and the person and his canine had been simply there in entrance of him. He mentioned he panicked after hitting the 2 and continued to drive north after which went to a buddy’s home.
Blaschke admitted that his father had warned him a number of instances previously about penalties associated to his driving. Simply weeks earlier than the incident, he mentioned he had been arrested for a DWI.
Blaschke is at the moment in Hennepin County Jail.
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If convicted of each counts, he might withstand 20 years in jail.