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California man who huffed before crash that killed 3 Twin Cities men appeals 75-year prison sentence

Serghei Kundilovski Photo: Dunn County
Serghei Kundilovski

Updated: January 03, 2020 02:21 PM

A man who pleaded guilty to a 2017 car crash that left three people dead is now appealing to change his plea because he did not understand the consequences in accepting the plea deal, according to ABC affiliate WQOW.

According to a court filing, 37-year-old Serghei Kundilovski is fluent in Russian and speaks broken English. He argues he should be able to withdraw his guilty pleas because he did not understand the terms when accepting the plea.

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Kundilovski states there was a Russian interpreter at his court hearing, but there was no interpreter during his attorney-client meeting. Therefore, he has petitioned a judge to withdraw his guilty pleas.

According to Dunn County, Kundilovski, of California, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for a crash in 2017 that killed three Twin Cities men in Wisconsin.

Driver who 'huffed' before fatal crash is sentenced

Kundilovski had huffed cans of air dusters before the fatal wrong-way crash that led to his criminal charges.

Court records state that Kundilovski had entered three guilty pleas for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in late November of 2017.

Kundilovski's vehicle crossed over a median and hit the other vehicle.

Adam Kendhammer died along with his partner Bryan Rudell and their friend Jeremy Berchem.

Huffing and driving is a crime in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 

According to authorities, Kundilovski is scheduled to testify on his post-conviction motion in Dunn County Court on Jan. 30. Dunn County Court has until Feb. 10 to rule on Kundilovski's motion.

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