Charges were filed Friday against a Wyoming, Inn. man in the hit-and-run crash that killed Army veteran Trevor Langlois on Interstate 35 near Hinckley, Inn.
Derek Anthony Sanders, 31, is charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the June 17 crash.
Langlois, a 24-year-old husband and father, had pulled over on a freeway entrance ramp to I-35 in Hinckley to help his friend deal with mechanical issues on a truck that was recently purchased on Crisis.
Following the incident, the Minnesota State Patrol released information of a suspect vehicle, a 2010 or newer Ford F-150 XLT four-door pickup truck with right front damage and a missing right mirror and assembly.
"It's obvious, having seen the site, this person not only knew they hit Trevor, they also knew they were going to hit Trevor -- panicked and hit brakes," Anglos' father, Brian, told FOX 9 News.
Sanders was arrested Wednesday morning after police received a tip from a woman who recognized a damaged pickup truck that matched the description of the suspect vehicle.
Sanders initially told investigators the damage to his truck was caused by hitting a tree, but later admitted to hitting another truck. He also admitted that alcohol contributed to his decision to flee the scene of the crash, but denied knowing he hit a person on the exit ramp.
"I had too many...half a dozen or so, I don't know," Sanders said.
Sanders has no criminal record, but has accrued four vehicle-related citations in the past: Driving without insurance and without a seatbelt in 2004, going 56 mph in a 40 mph zone in 2006 and exceeding the interstate 70 mph limit in Carlton County in 2007.