- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) - A 26-year-old Austin man is charged with fatally hitting a man with an SUV in a southern Minnesota pasture during a weekend party before driving away.

Nathan Brooks was charged Tuesday in Freeborn County court with a felony count of criminal vehicular homicide. Brooks also faces a gross misdemeanor count of driving after his license was canceled.

Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Alex Tapp of Austin was struck by the Chevy Suburban while attending the pasture party about seven miles west of Austin Saturday night. Despite life-saving efforts, Tapp died at the scene.

Authorities say Brooks fled, and then turned himself in the next day.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1qCZlWz ) reports Brooks’ license has been revoked since 2009. He’s been convicted of drunken driving three times, most recently in 2014.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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