MASON CITY — There’s been a plea agreement before the start of a vehicular homicide trial in Mason City.
41-year-old Brandon Kellar was charged last October with vehicular homicide while operating under the influence and vehicular homicide by reckless driving in connection with the September 28th accident at the intersection of 15th and South Pennsylvania in Mason City.
36-year-old Shawn True was a passenger on the motorcycle that collided with another vehicle and died from injuries sustained in the crash. Mason City police say the investigation determined that Kellar was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash with a blood alcohol content of greater than the legal limit of .08.
Jury selection was scheduled to start this afternoon, but a plea agreement was reached earlier today, with Kellar pleading guilty to the vehicular homicide by reckless driving charge, which carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison. Kellar is scheduled to be sentenced on November 19th.