Weather Forecast


Man sentenced for fatal 2009 crash

DULUTH - A 21-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced Wednesday in connection with a teenage girl's death after an automobile crash.

Kyle Mitchell Lee Hardy received a sentence of time served and three years of supervised release on a count of involuntary manslaughter.

Hardy pleaded guilty last Nov. 14 after agreeing to a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

According to a news re-lease from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

Hardy admitted he was driving under the influence when he failed to negotiate a turn in a road on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Two juveniles riding in the truck's open bed were thrown out. One juvenile suffered a broken ankle and the other died.

Hardy, who was age 18 at the time, had been drinking at a party in Redby that evening and left about 1 a.m. for Redby.

Hardy was driving along side another vehicle when he approached a curve in the road and failed to turn appropriately, causing the pickup to leave the road.