and Saturday, 1/18/2003
1 Killed When Driver Fell Asleep at Wheel
Bismarck Tribune: Article dated January 15, 2003
MOORHEAD, Minn.: Mohammed Al - Naseer was asleep at the wheel when
car struck and killed a man changing a flat tire, Al-Naseer's attorney
Al-Naseer, 33, faces two counts of criminal vehicular homicide. His
began this week in Clay County.
The charges accuse him of causing the death of Kane Thompson, formerly
Fargo, as the result of driving in a grossly negligent manner the night
June 16. He also is accused o f leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
Al-Naseer's attorney, Richard Varriano, said Al-Naseer had been driving
on Highway10 for about two hours when he fell asleep near Glyndon, Minn.,
where the crash occurred. Varriano said his client woke up after the
collision and did not realize something had happened until he made a
Bismarck Tribune: Follow-up Article dated January 18, 2003
Man Convicted in Hit-and-Run Case!
MOORHEAD, Minn.: A jury here has convicted a Fargo man of
criminal vehicular homicide after his car struck a man changing a flat
Jurors decided Thursday that Mohammed Al-Naseer, 33, caused the death
Kane Thomson last June, and that he left the scene of a fatal crash
Thomson, 26, of Minnetonka, was struck and killed as he changed a flat
tire on Minnesota Highway 10.
Al-Naseer's attorney told his jurors his client was sleepy from having
driven a long distance and did not realize his car struck someone.