- Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) - A Minnesota man has been charged with vehicular homicide for the deaths of two sisters in a high speed crash near Hillsboro last month.

The Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Mercedes Rowley, of Sharon, and 21-year-old Teja Beyer, of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, were passengers in a car that went off a Traill County road and rolled. The women were thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

The patrol says the driver of the car, James Yahnke (YONK’-ee), of Nielsville, Minnesota, was driving 94 mph when the car crashed. He was cited for drunk driving.

Yahnke was airlifted to a Fargo hospital following the crash. KFGO radio says he’s still recovering from his injuries and is not in custody.


Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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