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Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

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MASON CITY – A fatal motorcycle-car crash that took place September 28, 2018 in a residential Mason City neighborhood has led to a prison sentence for the driver of the motorcycle.

On September 28, 2018, at approximately 11:00 PM, a motor vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of 15th Street and S. Pennsylvania. Brandon Kellar, of Mason City, was driving a motorcycle westbound on 15th Street SE when he struck the rear end of Pontiac G6 as it was making a left turn onto S. Pennsylvania. The Pontiac was driven by Amy Legler, also of Mason City.  Shawn True, age 36, of Mason City was a passenger on Kellar’s motorcycle. Ms. True was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mason City police arrested Brandon Roy Kellar, age 41 of Mason City, in connection with the fatal motorcycle crash on September 28, 2018 at the intersection of 15th and South Pennsylvania.

The collision investigation was completed and as a result of that investigation it was determined that Kellar was under the influence of alcohol, with an alcohol concentration greater than .08 at the time of the crash.  Kellar was charged with Homicide by Vehicle; a class B felony and held at the Cerro Gordo County Jail.

After lengthy court proceedings, Kellar entered a guilty plea to C felony vehicular homicide / reckless driving.  Kellar was sentenced to ten years in prison and is now awaiting transport for processing.  He must also pay $150,000 in restitution to True’s family as well as $465.46 in court costs.

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