The Rice County Sheriff's Office issued a News Release today stating they have positive identification of the individual found in the dirver's compartment of a vehicle that struck the Warsaw Town Hall last Thursday evening.

Robin Marie Roberts, 57, of Waseca was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.  An autopsy was also conducted.

I asked Sheriff Troy Dunn if they found out whether a medical emergency was involved.  He said no but did say there was no evidence of braking before the vehicle struck the building.

The accident was reported October 28, 2021 at 9:25 p.m. at 230th Street West and Dalton Avenue in Warsaw Township.

The vehicle had been traveling west on 230th Street and crashed into the Warsaw Town Hall.  Both the vehicle and the building started on fire.

Deputies attempted to clear the vehicle but were unable to due to the intense heat and fire.

After the fire was under control emergency responders located human remains in the drivers' compartment of the vehicle.

The News Release states, "Contributing factors of the crash are still under investigation."

Last week Dunn told KDHL in the approximately 33 plus years he's been with the Sheriff's Office he can recall at least a dozen times going on accident calls at that T-intersection.

"I don't know what it is about that intersection but numerous times people have gone straight across the road and struck the building."

Dunn says it could take some time to get toxicology test results back.

Please remember the Roberts family of Waseca in your thoughts and prayers.

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