A man has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a woman Wednesday morning.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 29-year-old Samuel Maser of St. Francis was driving a Ford Crown Victoria along Highway 10 in Coon Rapids around 2 a.m. Ashley Novak, 30, of Coon Rapids was in the vehicle with him.
Maser crashed into a stalled vehicle on the side of the road, reports say. No one was in that vehicle.
Novak was killed in the crash, Maser suffered non life-threatening injuries, officials say.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office told KSTP that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Maser has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide – operating a vehicle in a grossly negligent manner. He's being held on $100,000 bail.