MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 32-year-old Maple Grove woman accused of killing two high school students in a crash last December appeared in court Friday.

Rachel Diane Kayl is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the case. Kayl was driving in excess of 80 miles per hour when she hit a car with three teenage girls heading to Mounds View High School. Two of the girls, Stephanie Carlson and Bridget Giere, died in the crash.

The crash happened in Arden Hills at the intersection of Highway 96 and County Highway 10. Kayl was also charged with criminal vehicular operation after a third victim, the 17-year-old driver of the car, was critically hurt.

On Friday, a judge set her bail at $150,000. She remained in custody at Ramsey County Jail as of 3 p.m. Friday.

In the charges, Kayl said “It all happened so fast.”

Kayl has four speeding tickets on her record.

Her next court appearance is set for June 12.

  1. Pat Saum says:

    Throw her speeding ass in jail. 4 tickets on her record indicates to me that she hasn’t learned anything about consequences of her actions. She might be distraught now, but that doesn’t change the tragedy that could have been avoided.

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