Man pleads guilty in connection to fatal 2018 crash on I-94
A Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in September 2018 on Interstate 94, according to a release from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
The release says Andre Jarrad Ogburn pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular homicide.
He is scheduled to be sentenced March 30.
According to the complaint, Minneapolis police officers were called on Sept. 16 on the report of a possible murder.
When officers arrived, they met with a woman who said she had been traveling on I-94 and was exiting on Seventh Street North when she saw a human body lying in the road, according to the complaint.
The woman told police she got out of the car and realized the individual was already dead. The woman told police she then saw a smashed up SUV and another individual who appeared to be unconscious or dead. The complaint said the second individual was later taken by ambulance to Hennepin Healthcare.
The complaint said the woman told police a man then exited the front of the SUV, pointed a gun at her and said to her, "Dan is dead and I don't want to go down for this."
The man then directed the woman to the parking lot of a business where he got out and began to run away.
According to the complaint, a witness at the scene of the crash told officers he was the driver of a Metro Mobility bus, and that he saw the SUV swerve around the bus and lose control. He said the SUV then left the road, went up an embankment, struck a tree and began rolling toward the roadway.
Investigators were able to later identify the woman who owned the SUV. According to the complaint, the woman said she had loaned the SUV to Ogburn on Sept. 16.
She said when she spoke to Ogburn the next morning and asked where her vehicle was, he said, "it's all bad," according to the complaint.
The complaint said the woman told officers that Ogburn said he had tried to swerve to avoid a Metro Mobility bus and that he lost control and flipped the vehicle. Ogburn also told the woman that he left the scene of the crash because he had DWIs and was not supposed to be driving.