Fatal Eden Prairie crash results in felony charges against driver

Friday, December 06, 2013

An Eden Prairie man was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in an August crash that killed the man’s passenger, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Randoll Guy Sloan, 47, was arrested Friday morning on a criminal warrant. He is expected to make his first appearance Monday. All three counts are for criminal vehicular homicide, but one count is for driving while under the influence of alcohol, another is for driving with an alcohol concentration greater than .08 and the third for driving in a grossly negligent manner.

According to the criminal complaint (PDF), Sloan and his passenger, Kyle Boline, were in Sloan’s Chevrolet Corvette convertible about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 1 when the car was unable to take a curve in the road, struck a power line pole and flipped over, ejecting both Sloan and his passenger. Medics drove both men to Hennepin County Medical Center where Boline died less than two hours later and Sloan was treated for a broken leg and significant cuts to his head. A warrant also was obtained to take some of his blood.

Further investigation turned up a witness who said the Corvette passed him at high speed as they both were traveling south on Eden Prairie Road. The witness caught up to them after the Corvette had gone off the road and overturned, according to the complaint. Two witnesses at the Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille in Minnetonka said they saw the two men get into the Corvette, with Sloan behind the wheel. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab determined through DNA evidence in the car that Sloan was driving. The blood draw came back with a blood alcohol level of .19, more than double the legal limit, the complaint states.