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Sauk Centre Man Sentenced After Fatal ATV Crash


A Stearns County judge on Tuesday, July 11th sentenced a 22-year-old Sauk Centre man to 210 days in jail for his role in an ATV crash that occurred in 2021. He struck two pedestrians and  killed a 50-year-old man.

Wilder B. Kuhlmann was charged with nine felonies after he drove an all-terrain vehicle on the Wobegon Trail while he was reportedly drunk just after midnight on Aug. 15, 2021. 

Records show Wilder Kuhlmann, who was 20-years-old at the time, was driving a four-wheeler westbound on the trail with 23-year-old Kolten Kuhlmann riding on the front rack. The ATV then struck 50-year-old Scott Nathe and 35-year-old Margaret Stepan who authorities say were walking down the trail in the same direction. The collision sent both parties down a steep embankment on each side of the trail.