Flowers, balloons and a photograph memorialize Ria Patel at the site of the crash — where an I-35W off-ramp meets Stinson Boulevard in northeast Minneapolis.
The driver who allegedly fled the scene of a Sept. 17 crash in northeast Minneapolis that killed 20-year-old Ria Patel has a history of driving-related convictions, according to charges announced on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Michael Laurence Campbell, 21, of Minneapolis, has been charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide “operating in a grossly negligent manner” and criminal vehicular homicide “causing the collision leaves the scene” in connection with Patel’s death.
He’s scheduled to appear in Hennepin County District Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. Campbell’s booking photo has not been released by authorities.
Patel, daughter of Bharat and Devyani Patel, was a 2015 graduate of the International School of Minnesota in Eden Prairie and a junior at the University of St. Thomas.
A prayer vigil planned by University of St. Thomas students is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Arches, according to the University of St. Thomas website.
A funeral service will take place 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Anderson Student Center, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, 2115 Summit Ave., in St. Paul.
Eden Prairie’s Ria Patel, 20, was a 2015 graduate of the International School of Minnesota and a junior at the University of St. Thomas.
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