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Alcohol involved in Iowa man’s death

This news story was published on February 19, 2013.
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MADISON COUNTY – An alleged drunk driver contributed to an Iowa man’s death earlier this month after rear-ending his pickup truck.

A report from the Iowa State Patrol indicates that Donald Ellis, 56, of Prole, Iowa, was rear-ended by a pickup truck near Highway 92 in Madison county driven by 49 year-old Julie Kay Brommel at about 10:10 PM on February 6th.

The report claims that Ellis exited his vehicle after the collision and then was struck by a pickup truck driven by Kathryn Jones, 35, of St. Charles, Iowa. Ellis was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

Julie Brommel was charged with operating while intoxicated and will appear in court on February 20th. Jones was charged with vehicular homicide.

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