Wyoming man pleads not guilty to misdemeanors stemming from fatal crash

Clint Riese
News Editor

The Wyoming man involved in a November 2012 car crash in Forest Lake in which two people died has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges relating to the incident. Kevin E. Karsky, 22, is charged with careless driving, speeding and failure to yield right of way.

A pre-trail hearing is scheduled in Washington County Court for April 8.

A car carrying two people was pulling out of Walmart’s main entrance when it collided with Karsky’s southbound vehicle on 12th Street Southwest the morning of Nov. 6, 2012. Karsky escaped serious injury, while both occupants of the other vehicle died. A crash report by the State Patrol found that Karsky was driving 60 mph in a 30-mph zone, while the other driver was operating while his license was suspended and had a blood alcohol content of 0.2 percent, two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

In September 2013 Karsky was cited for excessive acceleration in Chisago County. He pled guilty to the petty misdemeanor and was convicted in November. He paid $120 between a fine and fees.