Driver in fatal Eden Prairie crash pleads guilty

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

An Eden Prairie man pleaded guilty to the three counts of criminal vehicular homicide he was charged with in the August crash that killed his passenger, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

Randoll Guy Sloan, 48, pleaded guilty Tuesday, the day his trial was slated to begin, in the car crash that killed his nephew, Kyle Boline. Sentencing was set for 9 a.m. July 31 in front of Hennepin County District Court Judge Fred Karasov.

In his guilty plea, Sloan agreed with the facts of the criminal complaint filed in December.  Boline was a passenger in Sloan’s Chevrolet Corvette convertible in the early evening of Aug.1 when the speeding car missed a curve on Eden Prairie Road near Kurtz Lane. The car struck a utility pole and flipped over. Both Sloan and Boline were ejected from the car.

Witnesses saw the two men leave the Gold Nugget Tavern and Grille in Minnetonka with Sloan behind the wheel. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab also determined through DNA evidence in the car that Sloan was driving. Sloan’s blood alcohol level was .19, more than double the legal limit.