State Patrol IDs Man Killed In Intentional Wreck In Kasson
Kasson, MN (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the man who was killed Wednesday after he intentionally crashed his car into a pickup truck in Kasson.
The State Patrol says the man was 39-year-old Anthony Mitchell of Rochester. He was being pursued by police at the time of the 10:30 AM crash.
Authorities say Mitchell was being sought as a suspect in a Rochester criminal sexual conduct case. He sent a text to the investigator a short while before the crash that included a picture of him in his vehicle after he had slit his wrists. It was determined he was near Oxbow Park and officers began looking for him.
The State Patrol report on the crash says Mitchell "was northbound on Highway 57 and intentionally crossed the center line, colliding with a south bound Chevrolet Silverado."
The driver of the truck he crashed into was identified as 83-year-old Kay Zelinske of Mantorville. His injuries were described as non-life-threatening.