Drunk, high driver who killed pregnant passenger charged
The Star Tribune reported that a 21-year-old man was charged Thursday with killing a pregnant passenger after rolling his car on the interstate while intoxicated.
The driver, Frank J. Tregoning, of Otsego, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged Thursday with one count of criminal-vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal-vehicular operation. His bail was set at $100,000, the Star Tribune said.
The crash took place on Aug. 21 on Interstate 94 east of Rogers. Testing revealed that alcohol, morphine and THC were in Tregoning’s system.
Jamie Baer, 22, of Crystal, and Kelsey Palmer, 22, of Otsego, were Tregoning’s passengers.
Baer died several weeks after the crash. Her baby, Angel, was born three months premature. Doctors at the Hennepin County Medical Center delivered Baer’s baby the night of the accident. She was brought in due to head injury.
Palmer survived the accident.
The Star Tribune reported that according to the State Patrol, Tregoning was driving at high speeds around 11:30 p.m. When he switched from the left lane to the center lane, Tregoning lost control, hit an embankment, and rolled his Ford Mustang GT multiple times.
Tregoning was thrown from the vehicle while the two passengers were pinned inside, the Star Tribune said.
Tregoning is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday afternoon, the Star Tribune said.