BIG LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — A 20-year-old Monticello man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for causing a crash that killed two people near Big Lake.
On Monday, Cody Moen of Big Lake was given the 58-month sentence, according to the Sherburne County Court Administration.
Authorities responded to a report of a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in April on County Road 17 just south of Highway 10 in Big Lake Township. When authorities arrived, the driver of the motorcycle, Brien Wickham, was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Jacquelyn Lee, died later from injuries suffered in the crash.
Investigators say the crash showed Moen was driving in a grossly negligent manner. The county says Moen was driving 95 mph in a 55 mph zone, trying to pass the motorcycle on the right-hand gravel shoulder when he lost control and veered into the southbound lane, hitting the motorcycle, causing the death of Lee and Wickham.
Wickham left behind two little girls, ages nine and six at the time of the incident. Lee left behind a little boy, 2 years old at the time of the incident.