A St. Paul man has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation for hitting two teenage pedestrians in a crosswalk Monday in south Minneapolis.
Prosecutors say 48-year-old Steven Ross stole a vehicle from a man then drive away recklessly, smashing into multiple parked cars in the process. After running a red light Ross is accused of hitting the teens in the crosswalk–launching both of them into the air. Then Ross is accused of hitting a police car before crashing into a light pole. Ross later told police he used crack and marijuana and also drank alcohol that day. Ross is due in court tomorrow.
One of the victims, a 19-year-old woman suffered a brain injury, her 14-year-old brother suffered multiple broken bones and lacerations.