Sentencing set for man convicted of vehicular homicide
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — An Altoona man is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for vehicular homicide while driving drunk.
Jasper County District Court records say 26-year-old Michael Roney was convicted March 19. He was charged after the Sept. 23, 2017 crash that killed 27-year-old Jeremy O’Connor, who lived in Colfax.
The Newton Daily News reports that surveillance video showed the two drinking at a Colfax bar before they left. The Iowa State Patrol says Roney’s vehicle ran off the pavement on Iowa Highway 117 south of Mingo and then rolled, ejecting O’Connor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Information from: Newton Daily News, http://www.newtondailynews.com