Mother, Daughter Killed by Boulder That Fell From Truck

Pauline Gross
July 14, 2018

Investigators say a man has been charged in the deaths of a mother and daughter who were killed when a boulder fell from the man's truck and smashed into their vehicle in suburban St. Paul.

"You know, it's very traumatic for the families and the officers as well", Scott said.

A landscape truck driver has been arrested after a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two Minnesota women. The massive rock slammed through the window of their 2002 Toyota Avalon and both women were pronounced dead at the scene. "We had a connection like no other", he said.

In Facebook post since the accident, Jena's boyfriend, Ryan Kilian, wrote that she was 'my world' and asked to 'wake me up from this nightmare'.

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According to Kilian, Jena Christiansen was manager of several Red Lobster restaurants. The 33-year-old was driving a vehicle from the company he owned, the press release said. She was so smart and lovely.

This story also serves as a reminder to secure larger items properly before putting them in a vehicle. The Star Tribune reports Czeck is charged in Dakota County with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation. "She made me the man I am today, I would be nothing without her", Killian said. "She would do anything for anyone who needed help, she loved her family so much, she had an awesome sense of humour". "She had an wonderful sense of humor I literally have spent hours just talking to her", Kilian wrote to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

Following the boulder's impact, police investigators pulled camera footage from the roads near the crash site, the Pioneer Press reported.

Investigators were able to determine the truck belonged to Czeck Services, which led them to the driver. "She was with the company for over 15 years".

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