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Matthew Russell Willis

Eagan driver to be jailed yearly on date of crash that killed his best friend

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Over the next 10 years, an Eagan man will check into jail on the anniversary of a car crash he caused by speeding on an Inver Grove Heights roadway, killing his best friend.

Matthew Russell Willis, 26, was ordered Monday in Dakota County District Court to serve a "very unusual" staggered sentence, said County Attorney James Backstrom.

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