Rochester Man Sentenced for Deadly Drunk Driving Crash
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man was sentenced Friday to just under 6 years in prison for a traffic crash last fall that claimed the life of a young woman from South Dakota.
21-year-old Akili Scott was driving a car that smashed into another vehicle at an intersection in Southeast Rochester on November 6th, killing 23-year-old Kayla Cunningham, who was living in Rochester while attending the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
Investigators estimated Scott was traveling between 60 and 80 miles an hour when he drove through a stop sign and caused the deadly collision. He and his 3 passengers fled the scene on foot, but were later located.
Scott entered into a plea agreement last month and admitted to a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide and three gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation. All four charges involve driving with a blood-alcohol-concentration above the legal limit.