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Criminal probe underway in fatal crash of speeding Corvette in Eden Prairie

  • Article by: Paul Walsh
  • Star Tribune
  • August 6, 2013 - 3:55 PM

The crash of a speeding Corvette in Eden Prairie that left a Marine dead is under criminal investigation, police said Tuesday.

The crash along Eden Prairie Road on Aug. 1 killed Kyle A. Boline, 23, of New Hope.

Boline was one of two people in the Corvette when it crashed into two utility poles near Kurtz Lane about 8 p.m.

Both occupants were thrown from the vehicle, suggesting that neither was wearing a seat belt.

Another man in the car has so far survived the crash and was hospitalized. Authorities have declined to release his name or explain the extent of his injuries.

“This [crash] is not typical,” said Police Lt. Bill Wyffels. “There is an investigation to see if there is a crime.”

As for who was driving, Wyffels wasn’t prepared to answer that question, saying, “It wasn’t easy to get all the details at the scene.”

He also would not say whether either man in the car was the owner.

There have been no arrests, and Wyffels otherwise declined to say why a criminal investigation is being pursued.

The afternoon after the crash, the city released a statement saying, “A preliminary investigation indicates excessive speed likely played a role in the accident.”

The State Patrol is assisting in the investigation.

Boline was a “proud Marine who served in Afghanistan,” according to his online obituary. Among his survivors is his wife, Rachel.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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