Apple Valley man dies following crash on McAndrews

An Apple Valley man died last week from injuries suffered in a three-vehicle accident April 6 at McAndrews Road and Garden View Drive.

James Sundboom, 66, died at Hennepin County Medical Center on April 22. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner cited “multiple blunt force injuries” as the cause of death.

According to Apple Valley police, the 2:30 p.m. April 6 accident occurred when a Jeep Liberty traveling westbound on McAndrews Road in Apple Valley collided with a Dodge Caravan after the southbound Caravan failed to stop for a red light. The force of the initial collision then pushed the Caravan into a Ford Windstar.

A helicopter was summoned to the scene for emergency airlift. Seven people in all were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for an array of injuries.

The Caravan’s driver, a 28-year-old Apple Valley woman in the employ of a West St. Paul-based group home for developmentally disabled adults, was transporting four of the group home’s clients at the time of the crash, police said. Sundboom was among the passengers in the Caravan.

A memorial service for Sundboom was held April 26 at Morris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield.