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Blaine man charged in Bloomington high-speed fatal crash

Authorities say Nicholas Michael Lowers is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a Blaine man with criminal vehicular homicide following a weekend car crash in Bloomington.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday that Nicholas Michael Lowers, 27, has been charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner.

He also has been charged with one count of theft – taking a motor vehicle without owner consent and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to the criminal complaint, Bloomington police say they saw a silver Saturn with a missing front license plate run a red light at the intersection of American Blvd and East 12th Ave S. Authorities say the vehicle went into a parking lot, then ran over a berm and a sidewalk as it exited back onto the street.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but authorities say Lowers sped off at speeds up to 90 mph – and eventually collided with another car traveling south bound at American and 34th Ave.

A 24-year-old female passenger in the Saturn was killed in the crash.

Lowers is expected to make his first court appearance in Hennepin County Court Wednesday afternoon.

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