A man from central Minnesota who was charged in a drunk driving crash that killed a Kimball man has pleaded guilty.

Authorities say the trial scheduled for next month has been canceled after Ricky Freitag, 58, of Rice, pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide involving alcohol.

Freitag reportedly had been drinking beer prior to the crash in February 2020. About an hour later, he was driving north on Highway 15 and lost control on the icy roadway. His pickup collided with a car driven by 67-year-old Donald Heid, killing him.

Freitag's blood-alcohol level was 0.101

Freitag will be sentenced in October.