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Jenna L. Bixby, 30, killed in collision with wrong-way driver Richard J. Shaka, 72, on Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Modified Date: 
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:57pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mpls. 911 dispatcher heading to work killed by wrong-way driver suspected of drinking

Authorities on Sunday the identified the man they say had been drinking shortly before he drove his SUV the wrong way on a Brooklyn Park highway after dark, struck a car head-on and killed the other motorist as she head to her 911 dispatch duties.

Dispatcher killed in crash; husband hears emergency dispatch

Authorities say a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher was killed while driving to work when she was hit head-on by a drunken driver in Brooklyn Park - and her husband heard the call while monitoring emergency dispatch audio at home. 

Charges: Minister was drunk when he drove wrong way, killed 911 dispatcher on way to job

Richard J.M. Shaka, 72, of Blaine, was charged in Hennepin County District Court with criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the nighttime collision on Feb. 17 with Jenna L. Bixby, 30, on Hwy. 252.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jenna L. Bixby
Richard J. Shaka
Roadway: 
Highway 252

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