Roseville police identify 2nd driver involved in fatal pedestrian incident

January 06, 2019 10:16 PM

The Roseville Police Department has identified a second driver involved in the fatal crash on Larpenteur Avenue and Woodbridge Court last Thursday, Jan. 3. 

The 61-year-old man from Roseville was booked at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center for criminal vehicular homicide, according to a release sent out by the police department. 

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Based on information from the preliminary reconstruction and witness accounts, detectives determined after John Michal Rickey's pick-up truck hit the two pedestrians, at least one of the victims was likely struck by a second vehicle. The second vehicle fled the scene. 

RELATED: Roseville Police: Double fatal pedestrian crash on Larpenteur Avenue

Following Friday's local news coverage, Roseville police said they received several tips, which led to the identification of a second driver suspected of being involved in the Jan. 3 incident. 

On Saturday, detectives located the suspect's vehicle, a Chrysler LeBaron, at a St. Paul bar. Detectives were able to stop the driver as he was leaving and arrested him on suspicion of DUI, as he was under the influence of alcohol, according to the release. A search warrant was executed for a blood sample to determine the suspect's exact blood alcohol level. 

Authorities also found fresh damage to the suspect's vehicle and additional evidence linking him to the crash. It is believed the driver was impaired at the time of the crash and was aware he struck at least one victim. 

RELATED: Roseville police identify driver, 2 pedestrians killed in crash Thursday

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to follow up. 

The Roseville Police Department appreciates all of the citizens who came forward with tips. We are still asking any witnesses or anyone with information related to the crash to call the Roseville Police Department at 651-767-0640. Online tips may be submitted here.

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