Boulder Falls Off Truck, Kills Two

July 12, 2018 12:08 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Rosemount police say an 800-pound boulder rolled all the way through a passing vehicle.

"At the scene, it took over four grown firemen to actually roll it, so it's extremely heavy," said Rosemount Police Chief Mitchell Scott.


At the crash site along Rich Valley Road and 125th Street, signs of Monday afternoon's deadly accident remain.

There are holes in the pavement -- left from the boulder -- including one hole that still has glass from a Toyota Avalon.

Inside that car, police say 67-year-old Karen Christiansen of Shoreview died, along with her 32-year-old daughter, Jenna.

Her boyfriend, Ryan Kilian, wrote to 5-Eyewitness News about losing Jenna.

"We had a connection like no other ... my heart is broken ... the world has lost an angel."

"If you tried to duplicate this millions of times, I don't think you'd be able to do that," Scott said. "I think it was a very unique situation."

Scott said he's had most of the force out trying to find this landscaping truck captured by a security camera. You can see the boulder's in the back.

"It was actually the suspect vehicle -- by having that photo, we are able to do our police work and pounding the pavement," Scott said.

Police have used video experts to enhance the image; by mid-day Wednesday, they found the business, but were out looking for the driver.

"I think you have to know that it fell off the truck," Scott said. "That's something we'll have to figure out in the course of our investigation -- once we are able to talk to the driver to see what was going through their mind."


Eric Chaloux

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