- Aug 6, 2014
Suspected drunk driver in fatal crash posts photo of car on Facebook
"That's her front end after I got done with her lol," wrote alleged driver Michael VanWagner with a smiley face and a photo of the car on Facebook, according to the New York Daily News citing the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. A subsequent message said, "I'm all good slept a day in the hospital then came home and did yard work lol."
The tragic incident occurred on July 22 when VanWagner was reportedly driving without a license when he caused several crashes in Brooklyn Park, MN. A 16-year-old boy in one of the other vehicles was critically hurt and later succumbed to his injuries. According to police, VanWagner smelled like alcohol after the accident but blood test results haven't yet confirmed whether he was legally intoxicated.
VanWagner admitted to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he posted the messages on Facebook but later took them down. "I didn't even know I hit somebody. I just thought I hit something," he told the newspaper.