UPDATE: Savage man convicted in fatal 2017 crash

UPDATE: Savage man convicted in fatal 2017 crash Photo: KSTP

December 04, 2018 02:24 PM

A Hennepin County jury has found a Savage man guilty in connection to a car crash that killed a 28-year-old man, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. 

The release said Christopher Michael Wendt was convicted Thursday of criminal vehicular homicide. Wendt is expected to be sentenced on Dec. 20. 

Advertisement

Wendt was charged in connection to the crash that killed Travis John Krautkremer. 

RELATED: Truck drives over Camaro in Bloomington, killing driver

According to a criminal complaint, authorities were called on July 12 to the report of a collision at Interstate 494 and Highway 169. When authorities arrived, they located a pickup truck that had flipped on its roof and a Chevy Camaro that suffered significant damage. 

The complaint said the driver of the Camaro was pronounced dead at the scene. 

According to the complaint, Wendt said he was southbound on Highway 169 when he realized he drifted into the shoulder. He said he did not see the Camaro in time to react. 

Wendt denied being on any medications, but officers noticed several signs of impairment, the complaint said. A blood sample from Wendt later tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine, according to the complaint. 

Join the conversation on our social media platforms.


Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Ben Rodgers

Copyright 2018 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Police investigating North Minneapolis shooting

CDC: 9 cases of AFM confirmed in Minnesota

U of M president-finalist visits Twin Cities campus

IN DEPTH: U of M no longer posts monthly crime summary online

St. Paul fire tests out new equipment for ice water rescue training

Waite Park police say missing woman has contacted her family

Advertisement