Police: Alcohol, Speed Both Factors in Fatal Crash
ORONO -- The Orono police department says both alcohol and speed were factors in a crash that killed two people including Mack Motzko.
The police department released an updated statement on Friday saying the lab results from the driver, 51-year-old James Blue, indicate he had a blood-alcohol level of .175, more than twice the legal limit.
Data from the vehicle's airbag module indicate a speed of 94 to 99 miles an hour seconds prior to the crash.
The crash happened on July 24th at about 11:30 p.m. in Orono.
Twenty-year-old Mack Motzko and 24-year-old Sam Schuneman both died in the crash.
Motzko was laid to rest Monday after a memorial service at St. Cloud Cathedral.
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