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Kruckeberg sentenced for distracted driving crash that killed mother and daughter

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (FOX47) – The man who pleaded guilty to killing a mother and her young daughter in a distracted driving crash on Highway 14 was sentenced on Wednesday.

Tanner Kruckeberg is getting up to 10 years probation and will spend 30 days in prison on or about the date of the crash for the next five years. He will also pay a $1,000 fine or speak to classes to prevent future tragedies.

Kruckeberg was on his cell phone when he was driving a hummer 60 miles per hour and rear-ended the Harberts family in a stopped car.

The crash took the lives of Rachel, a Blooming Prairie teacher, and her 8-year-old daughter Emerson. Her 12-year-old son Jaxon was badly injured, but he survived.

Kruckeberg pleaded guilty in September, admitting he was using a mobile banking app when he slammed into the back of the Harberts’ car.

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