Jury convicts Burnsville woman of murder, criminal vehicular homicide charges stemming from 2021 crash

Following a weeklong jury trial, a Burnsville woman has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from a double-fatal crash in April 2021.

According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 20-year-old Camille Dennis Bond has been found guilty of two counts of third-degree murder, two counts of criminal vehicular homicide, one count of criminal vehicular operation and one count of careless driving. The attorney’s office says jurors deliberated for about seven hours.

Court records show a sentencing hearing for Camille Bond has been scheduled for the morning of March 24.

As previously reported, the Burnsville crash killed 22-year-old Tayler Nicole Garza of Woodbury and 22-year-old Dalton Lee Ford of Burnsville. Due to their injuries, they both died at the scene of the crash, located on County Road 42.

Court officials say Dennis-Bond was drag racing another vehicle driven by her brother, Leon Bond, at a high rate of speed. A witness said the vehicle driven by Leon Bond hit another car that “basically turned into powder and split in half.”

A crash reconstruction report then said Leon Bond’s vehicle was traveling between 93-100 mph at the point of the crash, but the speed limit in that particular area is 50 mph.

The attorney’s office says Leon Bond has a jury trial scheduled to begin on Jan. 23 in Hastings.