News

Long Prairie trucker reaches plea deal

Long Prairie trucker reaches plea deal Click to Enlarge Photo: Vladimir Cetinski, Photos.com

Apr 16, 2013 at 8:20 am

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A Minnesota semitrailer driver who pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in a fatal crash in North Dakota is scheduled to change that plea next month.

Fifty-six-year-old James Toner of Long Prairie is accused of causing a crash in Fargo last June that killed 29-year-old motorcyclist Jason Viestenz and injured the Fargo man's 10-year-old son.

Toner was to go on trial starting Tuesday but now is set for a change-of-plea hearing on May 13. Prosecutor Cherie Clark declined comment on the plea deal.

Mike Tanner

Posted By Mike Tanner

News Director

Mike Tanner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 43°F (6°C)

Dewpoint: 27

Wind: 9mph SE

Weather: Clear

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Community Calendar