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Driver in 2010 fatal crash in Hastings pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide

Anthony Mancheski, the driver of a vehicle that caused a fatal crash in Hastings last May just north of the Hastings bridge, pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County court to a count of criminal vehicular homicide. He will be sentenced Feb. 24.

The crash killed Brian Jacobson, a 34-year-old Lake City resident. Jacobson was a husband, a father and a National Guard soldier who served his country in Iraq.

Bail was set at $25,000.

Mancheski was running late for work and the State Patrol estimates he was traveling faster than 85 mph on his way down the Highway 61 hill in to Hastings. He bumped a car in front of him, and both southbound vehicles skidded across the median and into the northbound lanes, where they struck Jacobson's vehicle.

Mancheski has had numerous driving citations in the past, including a speeding violation just a few weeks after the crash.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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