Publish date:

Police: MN teen tries to kill himself in 100 mph crash, kills woman instead

The 16-year-old remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Author:

Police investigating a crash in South Dakota say they believe it was caused by a Minnesota teenager who was trying to die by suicide, but killed another driver instead.

The Watertown Police Department in South Dakota provided an update on Thursday to the head-on crash that happened at 4:58 a.m. Tuesday that killed local woman Dawn Meyer.

Police say a 16-year-old boy from Moorhead was driving a Volkswagen Jetta at speeds in excess of 100 mph when it struck Meyer's vehicle, which was going under the 35 mph speed limit.

"The crash is being investigated as an attempted suicide," the police department said, noting that the Jetta crossed the centerline to strike a Ford Focus driven by Meyer.

"Due to evidence obtained, it is now being treated as a homicide investigation."

Meyer was pronounced dead at the scene, while the boy – who has not been named – remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Next Up

Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-10-24 at 10.11.36 AM

Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

plane, Piper PA-32

2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

Screen Shot 2021-10-23 at 9.38.43 PM

1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Related

Co. Rd. 2 crash, Wakefield Twp.

Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

Maple Grove woman admits speeding in crash that killed 2 teens

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts just days before trial.

Motzko and Schuneman

Police: Orono death crash driver was over twice legal limit, going almost 100 mph

An update has been provided by the Orono Police Department.

Screen Shot 2020-02-02 at 8.01.53 AM

Authorities ID teen killed in crash on icy road as she headed to school

The 17-year-old was a passenger in a car that crashed in Rosemount.

ambulance

Woman, 22, killed in crash west of Twin Cities

The victim was driving a Cadillac that was struck by a pickup.

Burnsville woman killed in crash between ATV, motorcycle

The 23-year-old died a day after the crash.