Nashwauk Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Vehicular Homicide After Killing Toddler in Crash
ITASCA COUNTY, Minn.-A 39-year-old Nashwauk man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts after fatally crashing into and killing a toddler near Nashwauk in August.
Jake Michael Place pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation.
At the time of the incident, 16-year-old girl Lexi Carroll was pushing two-year-old Logan Dean Klennert on the shoulder of Highway 65 at milepost 188, when a pickup truck swerved and hit them from behind. Klennert died as a result of the injuries.
Place’s sentencing is set for May 14.