Skip to main content

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.

Next Up

The Sheridan Room

Sheridan Room in Northeast Minneapolis to close

The restaurant, formerly known as the Modern Café’, had been open since 2015.

Tou Thao & J Alexander Kueng

Trial for 2 ex-Minneapolis cops moved to October

The trial for J Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao has been moved multiple times at this point.

police tape

Standoff in St. Michael: Man 'fired several rounds' at officers

The standoff began Tuesday and continues Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 9.10.22 PM

Arizonan ID'd as man killed by falling tree at Minnesota resort

A tree came crashing down on a camper during a severe storm Monday night.

Screen Shot 2022-06-21 at 3.47.02 PM

Attempted kidnapping of toddler at Brooklyn Park McDonald's

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon inside McDonald's.

minneapolis police

Court finds Minneapolis 100+ cops short of mandatory minimum

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Mayor Jacob Frey failed to meet his legal duty to hire more officers or demonstrate why he hasn't done so.

Two Harbors City Council meeting on June 20, 2022.

Scrutinized mayor asked to resign by city council, again

Swanson has already said he won't resign before a recall election takes place later this summer.


Expired tabs lead to arrest of murder suspect in Hopkins

The 24-year-old has been charged with the murder of a man in Uptown.

Shan Fiorenza

Charges: Rochester football players assaulted opposing coach

The opposing coach was knocked unconscious, according to charges.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, June 21

The subvariant BA.5 is expected to replace BA.2.12.1 as the dominant strain in the coming weeks.


1 dead after semi blows tire, collides with truck on I-35

A 22-year-old man was killed in the crash that happened near the Iowa-Minnesota border.


Charges: Driver was going 80 mph before crash that killed two high school students

Authorities say she was going up to 82 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Pixabay - fitting room curtain

Man charged with hiding camera in Mall of America fitting room sentenced

Authorities say he was caught in the act at the mall's Forever 21.

Charges: Fatal I-35W crash driver was high, speeding and on phone

The crash killed the driver's 20-year-old girlfriend.

george williamson

Charges: High-speed chase for wanted man ends with wrong-way crash

The man had several felony warrants out for his arrest.

Charges: Man sexually assaulted teen, tried to secretly record girl

Charges against the girls' mother say she didn't take steps to prevent abuse.

Man was shooting at rival gang member when grandmother was struck, charges say

The grandmother was not the intended target, authorities say.