On December 22, 2020, at 2:24 am, Eagan officers were dispatched to the 4400 block of Slater Road for a vehicle crash. The 911 caller stated a car had crashed in her backyard and was smoking. Officers responded to the area and located one occupant inside the vehicle and another occupant a short distance away.
The front right passenger, identified as 43-year-old Michael William Renlund, was found deceased inside the vehicle. The driver, 28-year-old Michael John Coombes, sustained injuries from the crash and was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. Michael was transported to Regions Hospital with a police escort. A warrant was obtained for a blood draw from Michael and he remains at Regions receiving treatment for his injuries.
This was a single vehicle crash and no other vehicles or persons were involved in the incident. The State Patrol is assisting the investigation and will be conducting a crash reconstruction to determine what events took place leading up to the crash.