Lakeville man charged with criminal vehicular homicide

Tyler Henry was allegedly drinking before flipping car on I-35, killing Jordan Huver, 18

A Lakeville man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Dec. 28 crash that resulted in the death of a Credit River Township woman.

Tyler David Henry, 29, is also charged with DWI and driving after cancellation after police say he rolled the car he was driving on I-35 in New Market Township, killing one of his two passengers, Jordan Huver, 18.

According to the Scott County criminal complaint:

A truck driver witnessed the single-vehicle crash around 3:30 a.m. on northbound I-35 and a responding Minnesota state trooper saw tire tracks that indicated the vehicle had swerved, corrected then rolled multiple times and landed upright, some of its parts and a tire strewn over the freeway.

The trooper reported seeing blood in the vehicle and three seatbelts were locked in the used position, two in front and one in the right passenger side.

Another passenger, Quinten Watkins, had been seen by the truck driver near Huver, who was laying unresponsive in the ditch.

Watkins was “very upset” and officers said they “were struggling” to get information from him about the crash.

He told police he pulled Huver out of the car and witnessed Henry running away from the crash.

Lakeville police later found a man covered in snow walking south on Pillsbury Avenue and when a deputy yelled “Tyler,” he responded and asked “Is she OK? She did not look good when I pulled her out of the vehicle”

Henry twice said he did not know if he was the driver, and when he asked why he fled the scene said “I have no clue.”

Police performed a field sobriety tests on Henry at around 5:15 a.m. after Henry said ““I’m pretty sure I’m going to fail. I’m drunk.”

He said they had been returning from Watkins’ home in Lonsdale where they had been drinking, and he had consumed “a forty” and some shots.

Henry tested .09 percent alcohol concentration, just above the legal limit of .08 percent.

Scott County police report Henry was convicted of driving under the influence in 2009, 2007 and 2004.