A 2-year-old boy seriously injured in a Memorial Day weekend car crash died this morning from injuries sustained in the drunk-driving accident. He is now the fifth person, including his mother, to die in that crash.
The driver blamed for the crash told police he was too drunk to drive.
Carter Newell, of Rochester, died this morning in Rochester. His death makes the holiday weekend total of people fatally injured on Minnesota roads up to at least 13, making it the state's deadliest holiday weekend since 1996.
More from the Star Tribune:
The crash happened late Saturday near Stewartville when a van with six occupants was struck broadside by a pickup truck driven by Christopher S. Frisch, 25, of Winona, Minn. Frisch was charged Tuesday with several counts of criminal vehicular homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Frisch told police that he had drunk six to eight beers at a holiday gathering before getting behind the wheel. A preliminary breath test measured his blood alcohol content at 0.19, more than twice the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.
Along with Carter, the crash killed van occupants Terry Milholland, 45, of Beecher, Ill.; his 5-week-old son, Raymond Milholland; 19-year-old Heidi Newell (Carter's mother), and Jarah Beers, 23, both of Rochester.