4/15/2011 Saint Cloud, MN Police Chase Crash Aftermath

One Man is dead and his passenger and a 22-year-old woman who is eight month pregnant is in serious condition after a major crash that involved at least a half dozen vehicles shut down 2nd Street (Highway 23) on the boarder of Saint Cloud and Waite Park, MN this afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol along with Stearns County Sheriffs Department and the Saint Cloud and Waite Park Police and Fire Departments were on scene for several hours investigating the accident after Timothy Richard Gilles, 22, of Waite Park, crashed into a mini van while fleeing police by driving west bound in the east bound lanes of 2nd Street.

Giles was driving the Red Jeep that is in the video and hit the Green Mini Van that caused several additional accidents as motorists tried to avoid Giles fleeing the police.

According to a report from St. Cloud police, after he crashed into the Mini Van and killed the driver, Gilles ran on foot to the south accident and was arrested after officers used a Taser on him to get him under control.

Gilles was taken to Stearns County Jail, where he is being held on a Wright County warrant as well as possible charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicles and criminal vehicular homicide. Gilles was wanted in Wright County on drug-related charges, for fleeing and for assault of a police officer.

Officials are withholding the identity of the victims pending notification of relatives.