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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • MN trucker, Toner, to change plea in fatal ND crash

  • Fifty-six-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, Minn., is accused of causing a crash in Fargo last June that killed 29-year-old motorcyclist Jason Viestenz and injured the Fargo man's 10-year-old son.
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  • A Minnesota semitrailer driver who pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in a fatal crash in North Dakota is scheduled to change that plea next month.
    Fifty-six-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, Minn., is accused of causing a crash in Fargo last June that killed 29-year-old motorcyclist Jason Viestenz and injured the Fargo man's 10-year-old son.
    The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/Ys9oJL ) that Toner was to go on trial starting Tuesday but now is set for a change-of-plea hearing on May 13. Prosecutor Cherie Clark declined comment on the plea deal.

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