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Robert Street, West St. Paul – One Killed, 5 Injured

There was a two-car crash Saturday night in West St. Paul. All six occupants were taken to Regions Hospital where one woman died from her injuries.

At about 9 p.m., a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier pulled out from the mall parking lot at Robert Street and Marie Avenue, into the path of a 2000 Mercury Mystique. The Mercury broadsided the Cavalier and 2 people were ejected from the broadsided vehicle, including 26-year-old Leslie J. Garvia who died from head and abdominal injuries. Ms. Garvia was not wearing a seat belt.

Another passenger, 26-year-old Jorge Zuniga, was also ejected and suffered non life-threatening head injuries. Zuniga was not wearing a seat belt either. The driver of the Cavalier, Fabio Dierings, and 2 other passengers sustained non life-threatening injuries. Lynette Landrum, driver of the Mercury, of West St. Paul, suffered minor injuries.

Four of the six people involved in the car accident were wearing seat belts. Alcohol is not suspected, according to police.

List of Names Released by Minnesota State Patrol:

  • Leslie J. Garcia, 26, St. Paul, MN
  • Jorge R. Zuniga, 26, Columbia Heights, MN
  • Kimberly J. Fuentes, 8, St. Paul, MN
  • Breidy Garcia, 19, St. Paul, MN
  • Fabio R. Dierings, 23, St. Paul, MN
  • Lynette J. Landrum, 40, West St. Paul, MN

Who Is At Fault?

Minnesota is a No Fault Insurance state; but in the event of a wrongful death due to the negligence of another, which includes inattentive driving, the next of kin can recover compensation. The monetary damages may include:

  • medical expenses
  • funeral expenses
  • loss of companionship
  • loss of advice
  • loss of potential earnings

Contact a Minneapolis car accident attorney at (612) TSR-TIME, to retain legal representation. Our partners are skilled, aggressive, and compassionate lawyers with years of experience handling car accident and wrongful death cases.

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