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Published September 08, 2011, 04:54 PM

Investigation Into Fatal Crookston Squad Car Crash Continues

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - An outside agency is being brought in to assist with a "critical incident review" of a fatal crash in Crookston.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - An outside agency is being brought in to assist with a "critical incident review" of a fatal crash in Crookston.

Ricardo Mello is accused of stealing a police car and killing a man in a subsequent collision Saturday in downtown Crookston.

He faces is second-degree murder charges.

Mello allegedly hit a pickup and killed 78-year-old Eddie Briggs of Thief River Falls.

Mello remains in custody at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston.

Bond was set Tuesday at $750,000.

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for November 21st.

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