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Farmington man charged in fatal Apple Valley crash

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A Farmington man has been charged with one count of careless driving after an Apple Valley crash in December killed his passenger, several news outlets are reporting.

Salomon Galacia Adorno, 32, was charged Friday in Dakota County District Court with misdemeanor careless driving. Adorno was charged by summons, according to KSTP-TV.

Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom said Adorno was not drinking or taking drugs at the time of the crash on Dec. 2, reports the Star Tribune. Without that type of gross negligence, a charge of criminal vehicular homicide could not be proven.

Adorno lost control of the GMC Savana van he was driving southbound on Cedar Avenue and collided with a guard rail, reports the Sun Newspapers.

The collision sent the GMC van airborne, and it landed on its side in one of the northbound lanes on Cedar. A southbound Chevrolet Tahoe then collided with Adorno’s overturned vehicle.

The passenger in the front seat of Adorno’s van – 26-year-old Inocencio Munoz-Gutierrez – died as a result of his injuries. Adorno suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The careless driving charge, a misdemeanor, means Adorno is accused of driving "carelessly or heedlessly" in a manner that disregards or endangers others, reports the Pioneer Press.

Adorno didn't have a Minnesota driver's license at the time of the crash, prosecutors say. He has been convicted three times, in 2008 and 2009, for driving without a valid license, according to state court records, reports the Strib.

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