Oct 23, 2012 at 9:41 am
ELK RIVER, Minn. (KNSI) A 20 year-old Big Lake man has been sentenced for his role in an April 18th crash that left two people dead.
Cody Moen pleaded guilty in August to two counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide. Moen was driving a car that crashed into a motorcycle, killing the two occupans on the bike--31 year-old Brien Wickham of Big Lake and 26 year-old Jacquelyn Lee of Ramsey.
Sherburne County Attorney Kathleen Heaney says an accident reconstruction team determined Moen was traveling around 95 miles per hour when he attempted to pass another vehicle on Sherburne County Road 17, just east of U.S. Highway 10.
Moen attempted to make the pass on the right shoulder of the road, skidded across the northbound lanes, crossed the median, and struck the motorcyle in the southbound lanes of traffic.
Judge Thomas Hayes sentenced Moen to four years in prison Monday. Moen was also ordered to pay restitution and provide a DNA sample.
Moen's driving record includes previous tickets for careless driving, speeding and reckless driving.