Logan Krogman already acknowledged his “dumb decisions” cost a friend his life, but on Wednesday Krogman formally pleaded guilty to charges tied to the crash that killed Metea Valley sophomore Devin Meadows.
In an agreement with prosecutors that saw his case moved to juvenile court, 16-year-old Krogman pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving in connection to last year’s early morning crash on Aurora’s far East Side. Krogman was placed on juvenile probation until his 21st birthday and sentenced to perform 200 hours of community service. Should Krogman not successfully complete the probation, he faces a four-year prison sentence under terms of an adult sentence attached to the agreement, according to prosecutors.
Authorities previously said an unlicensed Krogman was behind the wheel of a 2012 Chevy Malibu around 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2012, when he lost control of the car on Stonebridge Drive. The car went airborne and smashed into a home on Hamman Way. Meadows, one of Krogman’s three passengers, died after being ejected from the car. No one was wearing a seat belt, according to police and prosecutors. Court documents stated Krogman drove the car 90 mph in a 25 mph zone and failed to slow down when approaching a curve on Stonebridge.
Krogman wrote and submitted a four-page letter to Judge Daniel Guerin earlier this year in which the teen lamented the loss of his “brother” and said any punishment handed down in court would not equal what he had endured with the loss of his friend.
“When I made the decision to take the car out that night, I could not have comprehended the consequences that could come from that decision ... The person that meant the most to me isn’t here anymore because of my dumb decisions that night,” Krogman wrote in the letter.
Prosecutors said the Meadows’ family was contacted about the plea.