Charges Filed in Connection with Brau Death 11 Dec 14

The Wright County Attorney’s Office says charges have been filed in connection with the traffic death of a Willmar man last summer.

The state patrol says on the morning of August 14th, a 17-year-old girl drove her 2001 Chevy Impala across the centerline of Highway 12 near Montrose and struck a motorcycle driven by 21-year-old Robert Brau of Willmar, killing Brau.

At the time, the patrol said they would not release the girl’s name because of possible criminal charges.

KWLM reports that this week, an official with the Wright County Attorney’s Office says charges were filed against the teen, but because she’s a juvenile they will not release her name, and the prosecutor in the case, Assistant County Attorney Scott Sandberg, has not returned calls to reveal what the charges against the girl are.

Brau was a student at the University of Minnesota and the son of Terry and Donna Brau of Willmar.