Man sentenced in April hit-and-run that killed Plymouth man, dog

A man was sentenced Monday in connection to a fatal hit-and-run in Plymouth that killed a man and his dog this past spring.

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said 20-year-old Jack Blaschke, of Delano, was sentenced to four years (48 months) in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in September.

Blaschke hit 65-year-old Gregory Schneider and his dog on April 28 near County Road 24 and 32nd Avenue North in Plymouth. Blaschke then fled the scene. Schneider was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators learned Blaschke had initiated a drag race just before 9 p.m., driving over 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. He hit Schneider and his dog as they crossed a street.

When investigators found him, Blaschke admitted to hitting the victim and fleeing, saying he went to a friend’s house instead of returning to the scene, a criminal complaint states.