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Was driver who hit Stillwater sisters reported hours earlier?

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STILLWATER, Minn. (KMSP) -

Was the driver who crashed into two Stillwater sisters this week the same one seen weaving all over the road less than an hour before?

Jon Bjork can't stop thinking about it. He was driving eastbound on Highway 36, just about to Stillwater, when he saw an older model Buick Regal all over the road.

"Guy came into my lane, almost took me out," Bjork said. "He would almost go all the way to the left lane, probably at least halfway, and then he'd finally come back to the right lane. And then he'd go too far to the shoulder, and then back. Just a constant weave."

Bjork called 911, which went to the Washington County sheriff's dispatch. They've confirmed they got that call reporting a suspected drunk driver at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday night.

"The way the guy looked, he looked like he was totally out of it," Bjork said.

Then at 9 p.m., four miles away, it happened -- the head-on crash on Highway 5 that seriously injured sisters Marah and Kalley Sobczak.

The other car -- the one that crossed over -- was a 1991 Buick Regal driven by 46-year-old Jon Wentz of St. Paul.

We don't know for certain it's the same one Jon Bjork saw, but he's pretty sure it is and it tears him up.

"I think maybe I could have done more to prevent it," he said.

The problem was, right after Washington County transferred the call to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Buick exited and turned onto a frontage road into the Menard's parking lot, where the driver walked inside.

Bjork followed and watched for a few minutes, hoping someone would call him back. But the police call that went out had officers watching Highway 36.

"I waited a little bit longer, hoping somebody would call," Bjork said. "Nobody did, so, off I went."

Bjork wishes he would have called 911 again to clarify where he'd followed that car, if it turns out it was the one in the head-on crash.

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