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Driver Will Not Be Jailed for Accident

A driver who struck and killed a road-construction worker last year on what was U.S. 212 will not receive any jail time, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

LuAllen Kettner spoke at his trial Friday, where he told the judge that he would trade his life for 47-year-old Leo Kuisle from Stewartville.

Kettner struck Kuisle with his SUV while Kuisle was working on a stretch of road in Carver County that has now been renamed Highway 61.

Prosecutors were seeking a 15-day jail sentence for Kettner, but the judge disagreed and sentenced Kettner to 40 hours of community service and a $685 fine.