Questions surround McHenry pedestrian death

Photo by: Cayler Ellingson - Facebook
Photo by: Cayler Ellingson - Facebook

(McHenry, ND) -- A deadly pedestrian-vehicle incident in McHenry County appears to have had some intent behind it.

Shannon Brandt was charged this week with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident following a street dance in McHenry.

Brandt is accused of running down Cayler Ellingson with his car in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Brandt made the 9-1-1 call and told dispatch that he hit Ellingson after having a political argument and claimed the 18-year-old victim was a member of a Republican extremist group.