3 Killed in Car Crash
Police identified Wednesday the three people killed and one injured after a car went off the road in rural Wright County the
Stephen Dooher, 22, the driver of the car, was found inside the Chevrolet Corvette by police. Dooher was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and was in fair condition Wednesday authorities said.
Authorities also released the names of two men and one women who were apparent thrown from the car and killed: Andrea Northern, 23, of South Haven, and Michael Demars, 22, and Derek Kammerer, 22, both of Maple Lake.
A Star Tribune story offers a look into the ongoing conflicts between the victims' families.
Dooher was charged Friday with two counts of criminal-vehicular homicide for each of the three victims.
Dooher admitted to drinking and results from tests to determine his blood-alcohol level should be available to county authorities in 30 days, Wright County Attorney Brian Lutes said.
Michael DeMars family placed "absolutely no blame" on Dooher for the crash, and stated that "nothing will be gained by sending him to jail."
"Steve's a phenomenal kid, and we'll do everything we can to help him," Howard Kammerer, Derek's father, said.
However, Andrea Northern's mother, Shelly Lidster, said that "somebody had to pay."
"There was no reason for four people to be in that car," she said.