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Forum staff reports, Published February 13 2013

Trial set in fatal Fargo truck-motorcycle crash

FARGO – The trial for a Long Prairie, Minn., man facing criminal charges in connection with a fatal collision between the semi he was driving and a motorcycle has been set for April 16 in Cass County District Court.

James Toner, 56, is charged with manslaughter, a Class B felony, and aggravated reckless driving, a Class A misdemeanor, in the June 4 crash in south Fargo that killed Jason Viestenz, 29, Fargo. Viestenz’s son, Elijah, 10, who was riding on the back of the bike, was wearing a helmet and received minor injuries.

Toner has pleaded not guilty.