Indian American student Ria Patel killed in fatal car crash in Minneapolis
Michael Laurence Campbell, who was driving the car that rammed into a traffic light, was arrested by the police two days after the incident from his Wright County residence. He was then transported to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries and later shifted to Hennepin County Read jail.
Campbell, who is assumed to be Patel’s boyfriend, has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide after police found that he ditched bleeding Patel on the road and fled the scene.
According to an eyewitness, who saw the crash, soon after the accident, Campbell got out of the car and ran to a nearby McDonald’s.
According to police reports, Campbell, 21, was highly drunk while driving the car.
St. Thomas University held a remembrance gathering on Thursday, which was attended by Patel’s close friends and students. The University remembered her with foundation and vigil.