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The Wednesday evening encounter occurred just outside Granite Falls.
For now, the 17-year-old is charged as a juvenile with second-degree attempted murder.
The defendant was traveling 76 mph in a 40 zone five seconds before the crash and still 49 mph at the point of impact, the criminal complaint read.
"For many years, he prioritized his family's material comfort and security over the integrity of his professional licensure," prosecutors told the court.
No arrests have been announced.
His pickup truck "completely split in two after striking a tree" about 2:45 a.m., the charges read.
Kevin Mason had been a fugitive for two weeks until his apprehension in South St. Paul.
He defrauded at least 250 people out of several thousands of dollars each.
The Sheriff's Office attributed both deaths to a "medical incident."
The defendant was driving an SUV that was stolen and had its license plates switched.