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California man charged with reckless homicide for crash killing 3 Minneapolis men

KNAPP, Wis. — A Cal­i­for­nia man ac­cused of caus­ing a July 13 crash that killed three Minneapolis men on Interstate 94 has been charged in Wisconsin’s Dunn County Court.

Court records re­leased this week re­veal the sus­pect was im­paired at the time of the crash.

Serghei Kundilovski, 36, Orangevale, Calif., faces three counts of first-de­gree reck­less homi­cide, three counts of know­ingly op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while re­voked and three counts of homi­cide by us­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while in­tox­i­cated.

Kundilovski is slated to ap­pear in Dunn County Court on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 9. A war­rant for his ar­rest was is­sued Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, Kundilovski was driv­ing the wrong di­rec­tion in the east­bound lanes of In­ter­state 94 when he struck an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle.

The head-on crash killed 32-year-old Adam G. Kend­ham­mer, 27-year-old Jeremy A. Berchem and 29-year-old Bryan E. Rudell, all of Minneapolis.

Kundilovski was se­verely in­jured in the crash and was flown to an undis­closed hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

The crash hap­pened at mile marker 33 on I-94, east of Hudson in the town of Lu­cas, near the bor­der to St. Croix County.

Eyewit­nesses told po­lice that Kundilovski was driv­ing a 2004 Mit­subishi Di­a­monte in the west­bound lanes when he trav­eled through the me­dian and onto the east­bound lanes. He headed di­rectly into on­com­ing traf­fic and his car col­lided “nearly head-on with an­other ve­hi­cle iden­ti­fied as a 2015 Kia Soul.”

Po­lice lo­cated two cans of “Ul­tra Duster” canned air units in Kundilovski’s ve­hi­cle — with one on the front pas­sen­ger’s side floor­board.

The Wis­con­sin Lab­o­ra­tory of Hy­giene tested Kundilovski’s blood, which showed he had ethanol and di­flu­o­roethane —-a com­pound in aerosol and air duster cans — in his sys­tem at the time of the crash.

Kundilovski’s li­cense was re­voked af­ter he was con­victed of drunken driv­ing in Sauk County in June.