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Minneapolis police officer named in fatal crash with motorcycle – TwinCities.com

imagesMinneapolis police officer named in fatal crash with motorcycle

Updated:   05/17/2013 11:58:49 PM CDT

Minneapolis police officials identified an officer involved in a fatal crash while responding to a fatal shooting last week.

Joshua Young, a seven-year veteran of the Minneapolis department, was driving a police SUV that collided with a motorcycle at West 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue South on Friday, May 10.

Young went through a red light with his lights and sirens on. As of Thursday, police said, Young had given a statement to investigators regarding the crash.

The motorcyclist, Ivan Romero Oliveres, 24, died at the scene, and his passenger, Joselin Torrejon-Villamil, 20, was hospitalized.

The State Patrol is conducting a crash reconstruction. Police have said that according to the SUV’s GPS data, Young was driving between 16 and 17 mph when he entered the intersection. The motorcycle struck Young’s vehicle in the rear wheelwell; its speed has yet to be determined.

Young was responding to a police supervisor requesting officers to help secure an active scene in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue, where two officers were shot in the legs and a burglary suspect Terrance Franklin, 22, was shot and killed in a house basement. That incident remains under investigation.

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