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Published January 17, 2013, 05:14 PM

Judge upholds manslaughter charge in June accident death

Long Prairie, MN (WDAY TV) - A judge has upheld a manslaughter charge against a truck driver involved in a fatal crash in Fargo.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Long Prairie, MN (WDAY TV) - A judge has upheld a manslaughter charge against a truck driver involved in a fatal crash in Fargo.

56-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and aggravated reckless endangerment. He faces 10 years in prison.

Toner was making a right hand turn when a trailing motorcycle hit the rig back in June. 29-year-old Jason Viestenz died. His 10 year old son was injured.

His attorney argued the level of the charge was too high. The judge disagreed.

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