Minnesota man pleads guilty to deadly pileup near Grand Forks

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Grand Forks, ND) -- A Minnesota man is facing final sentencing for causing a deadly pileup near Grand Forks.

It's a story WDAY Radio has followed for you for months. Court records show 55-year-old Steven Piechowski pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter, three felony counts of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and two misdemeanor counts of assault and simple assault.

The crash happened in July 2021 when the semi Piechowski was driving struck a vehicle near the intersection of Highway Two and the airport road.

Prosecutors agreed to a sentence of 60 days in jail and 60 days on an electronic monitoring system.

He will officially be sentenced in February.