CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman is no longer facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal accident near Nora Springs this past May that took a man’s life.
Both counts of involuntary manslaughter – as well as any court costs – were dismissed against Stephanie Mercer, age 23 of Charles City, on Friday, September 19. Mercer was later ticketed for failure to stop in an assured clear distance. That ticket was dismissed on May 30th.
Additionally, Mercer was never photographed at the Floyd county jail.
“No there was no picture cause she went right to court,” Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch told NIT.
Mercer was eastbound on Highway 18 on May 21st east of Nora Springs, driving a 2003 GMC Envoy when 66-year-old David Crowe’s 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle slowed in front of her to make a right turn on Dancer Avenue. Crowe was struck by Mercer’s vehicle, throwing him from his motorcycle and leaving him dead. Mercer was not hurt.
Court records show that a lawsuit has been filed by David Crowe’s wife – Nancy Crowe – against Mercer on August 12, 2014.