Thursday, May 13, 2021

Breaking News: Kruckeberg pleads guilty in Harberts crash

Two days before the 1 year anniversary of the Highway 14 crash leaving a mother and daughter dead, Tanner Kruckeberg, 25, of Dodge Center plead guilty to vehicular homicide. 

Kruckeberg admitted in a Dodge County courtroom on Monday, to being distracted long enough to rear end a vehicle which killed  Blooming Prairie School Teacher Rachel Harberts and her 8 year old daughter Emerson Harberts. 

As part of the plea deal, Kruckeberg will be given a stay of imposition, will have to spend 30 days in jail for 5 years annually, and will be on probation for 10 years in exchange for a prison sentence of almost 5 years in prison which is the sentencing guideline for the criminal charge. 

Kruckeberg will also be required to talk to youth classes about his story. 


Kruckeberg’s sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.


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