Crash Investigation Continues 09 Jul 12

An arrest warrant has *Not* been issued for a 19-year-old St. Peter man involved in a fatal car crash as previously reported. State Patrol Captain Lori Hodapp says that the investigation into the crash that killed two people last month is still ongoing, and that the information previously released that a warrant had been issued was inaccurate. Blake Leonard of St. Peter was driving a Chevy pickup truck southbound on Highway 15 south of Brownton when he reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Mercury Mountaineer. The driver of the Mountaineer, 77-year-old Beatrice Klinkner of Hanska, and Leonard’s 13-year-old sister Ashley Leonard both died from their injuries after the crash. The occupants of a third vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries as well. Leonard reportedly has said that he is unable to remember the specifics of the June 23rd collision.