Man sentenced to a month in jail in crash that killed 2

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MANKATO — A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to a month in jail for causing a crash that killed a North Mankato couple.

Christopher Schneider pleaded guilty to careless driving in the July 2015 crash that killed 75-year-old Kathy Ohman and 74-year-old Rod Ebert. The two had left a dance performance at the Blue Earth County Fair and were headed home when Schneider blew through a stop sign and crashed into their vehicle.

The Free Press reports Schneider was driving without a license. He says he looked down to put out his cigarette just before the crash.

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