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Driver in 2018 Fatal Crash Cited Again for Speeding

August 12, 2019 07:24 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- The Dodge County man charged with criminal vehicular homicide for his role in a crash that killed a mother and daughter almost a year ago, has been cited for speeding.

Tanner Kruckeberg, 25, was reportedly driving 41 in a 30 mile-per-hour zone when he was stopped and ticketed by Owatonna Police on July 11.

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He has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities believe Kruckeberg was speeding and on his cell phone on Sept. 7, when his vehicle rear-ended a car slowing to make a turn off U.S. Hwy. 14 near Claremont.

The crash killed the driver, Rachel Harberts, and her 8-year-old daughter, Emerson.

Jaxon Harberts, 12, was critically injured, but survived.

Kruckeberg was conditionally released without bail after his first court appearance in February.

Among the conditions: No traffic-related charges, and remain law-abiding.

A plea hearing in the homicide case is set for Sept. 5 in Dodge County District Court.

A review of Kruckeberg's driving record at the time of the crash indicates at least nine convictions for speeding, as well as a 2014 convictions for texting while driving.

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