- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RED WING, Minn. (AP) - An accident reconstruction report says a Minnesota state trooper was driving nearly 100 mph when he crashed his squad into another vehicle and killed a couple in Cannon Falls.

The report obtained by KMSP-TV (https://bit.ly/1g1jZuX ) says Trooper Scott Reps was racing to the scene of a motorcycle accident a few miles away when he hit a car driven by 78-year-old Norman Scott. He and his 79-year-old wife, Geneva, were killed.

The Department of Public Safety’s report concludes the trooper was traveling between 95 and 98 miles per hour, before it went into a skid. The report says speed was certainly a factor. But, it also says Scott failed to yield when he was pulling out of a McDonald’s parking lot.

Reps is charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter in the July 4, 2014 crash.

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Information from: KMSP-TV, https://www.myfox9.com

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