ROCHESTER, Minn. – An 18-year-old Rochester woman was fatally injured when her car was struck by a pickup truck at the Eighth Avenue Southeast and 12th Street Southeast near Lincoln School. Erika Cruz died of her injuries at St. Marys hospital. The accident happened about 10:20 p.m. Police said the pickup, driven by Sterling Haukom, 34, of Rochester, was northbound on Eighth when he collided with Cruz’s car. The impact sent both vehicles across the intersection and into a fence at Lincoln school. Police said Haukom was speeding. He was arrested and taken to St. Marys to be checked out and for a blood draw. He was booked at the county jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide and drunk driving.

Haukom. Held in fatal collision.