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Charges: Man struck and killed juvenile bicyclist in Scott County

CEDAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- A 72-year-old man is charged with vehicular homicide after allegedly hitting and killing a 15-year-old bicyclist on the evening of July 1.The Scott County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to an accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist near the intersection of Zachary Avenue and 260th Street West around 7:14 p.m. last Friday. The person who reported the accident said the suspect vehicle had left the scene.Officers confirmed the victim's death and began to establish the scene when a man, later identified as Joseph Friedges, approached a deputy, saying he had been involved in the accident...
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Lakeville man claims his sneeze caused him to fatally hit teen biker

CEDAR LAKE, Minn. — A Lakeville man has been charged with vehicular homicide after hitting a teen cyclist with his vehicle. Joseph Benjamin Friedges, 72, of Lakeville, has been charged in Scott County with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, with one for operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to the criminal complaint, Friedges claims his sneeze caused him to veer into a nearby ditch, hitting a teen cyclist.
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Driver Tells Police He Sneezed, Causing Fatal Crash

(Cedar Lake Township, MN) -- A driver tells police he sneezed Friday night, causing him to run off the road and hit a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle. Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and confirmed that the teenager had died. That’s when 72-year-old Joseph Friedges approached a deputy and said he was the one who had hit the victim. He said he didn’t realize he had hit anyone until he looked back and saw the boy’s body. Friedges is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the Friday crash. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 18th.
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Driver claims sneeze caused deadly Scott County crash that killed teen

(FOX 9) - A Scott County family is mourning the loss of a teenage son killed while riding his bicycle over the long July 4th holiday weekend. The motorist who struck him is now charged with criminal vehicular homicide. He contends a sneeze made him lose control of his vehicle, but prosecutors are not buying it.
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Sheriff: Juvenile on bike dies after being struck by vehicle in Cedar Lake Township

A juvenile riding a bike died July 1 in Cedar Lake Township after being struck by a vehicle. At 7:14 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the crash, near Zachary Avenue and 260th Street East. The child, whose name and age have not yet been released, was found deceased at the scene, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
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July Parks Programs

Free Wellness Programming in Scott County parks! New offerings include Outdoor SomaYoga and Guided Forest Bathing! Returning programs include: Outdoor Qigong, Nature Journaling (materials provided), Wellness Walks (age 55+), and trail tours (see the July calendar link for more information). Come enjoy nature while learning tools to help decrease stress and enhance wellbeing. Registration encouraged to receive pre-program communication, including weather changes and cancellations. Register online at https://bit.ly/3upMFGu or by emailing Parks Wellness Programmer Annie.Bunio@ThreeRiversParks.org.
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Lakeville man charged after fatal crash that killed teen bicyclist

A Lakeville man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Friday, July 1, crash that killed a 15-year-old boy who was riding a bike in Cedar Lake Township. Joseph Benjamin Friedges, 72, was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Scott County District Court on Tuesday, July 5.
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Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver in Scott County

CEDAR LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. (FOX 9) - A child riding a bicycle Friday night died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver in a pickup truck. According to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call around 7:15 p.m. for an unresponsive bicyclist struck by a vehicle near Zachary Avenue and 260th Street in Cedar Lake Township.
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Driver claims sneeze caused crash that killed teenager

SHAKOPEE, Minn. – A driver told police that he sneezed Friday night causing him to run off the road and hit a 15-year-old boy on a bicycle. Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. 72-year-old Joseph Friedges approached a deputy and said he was the one who had hit the victim. He said he didn’t realize he had hit anyone until he looked back and saw the boy’s body.
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