Deadly river plunge leads to prison time


December 11, 2020

A man from Willow River is expected to serve more than two years in prison after sentencing Tuesday.

Preston Prokasky pled guilty to a criminal vehicular homicide charge earlier this year. The 44-year-old was accused of driving into the Kettle River last September while high on methamphetamine, killing passenger Eugene Oestreich. Prokasky was convicted in January but delays due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions meant sentencing didn’t come until 11 months later. He was sentenced to three years and five months in state prison, with a year and three months already served while going through...

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