February 26, 2018 10:20 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol executed a search warrant in an automobile accident investigation involving Chisago County Commissioner Lora Walker.
Investigator Thomas Erickson asked a Ramsey County judge to approve a search warrant request seeking Walker's medical records.
In March 2017, the State Patrol said a car driven by Walker was headed the wrong way on Interstate 35 near Rush City and collided head-on with another vehicle, killing the driver. That driver was identified as 62-year-old Gary Brisky, of Minong, Wisconsin.
In the search warrant, the State Patrol said Walker had "known medical issues," and that those issues "were responsible for causing a motor vehicle crash on July 5, 2009 in which she suffered a loss of consciousness as a result of her medical condition. After that crash, Walker's driving privileges were canceled subject to a satisfactory physical examination report. Walker's driving privileges were reinstated following submission of the report by her and her physician. Walker submitted similar physical examination reports on an annual basis to (Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services) in order to maintain her license."
Walker has not been charged with a crime in connection to the crash in March. She has not responded to repeated requests for interviews.
Philip Sieff, an attorney for the Brisky family, said the family is "committed to working with law enforcement to make sure there is a fair and thorough investigation to makes sure tragedies like this do not happen to others in the future."
Updated: February 26, 2018 10:20 PM
Created: February 26, 2018 09:53 PM
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