BURNSVILLE, Minn. - A Burnsville man was sentenced Monday in a crash that killed two teens and injured two others last year near Buck Hill.
The now 18-year-old driver was sentenced to serve 60 days in the Juvenile Service Center and 100 hours of community work service for criminal vehicular homicide. The judge also ordered the driver to serve an additional 10 days in jail on the anniversary of the deaths in 2014 and 2015.
The driver was involved in a one-vehicle-crash on August 21, 2012 that killed Frederick Jeffrey Alexander, 16, and Katherine Roehl, 17, both of Burnsville. Two other teenagers also suffered serious injuries.
Accident reconstructionists say the teen was driving at approximately 96 miles per hour down southbound Buck Hill Road when the vehicle became airborne. They say he lost control, spun around 180 degrees and hit the curb, causing the car to roll six or seven times end-over-end down a hill.
Frederick Alexander was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene while Alesha Roehl also was ejected from the car and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center where she died that evening.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said at the sentencing, "We are pleased that the driver accepted responsibility for his dangerous behavior which caused two deaths and other injuries."
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