MASON CITY — The vehicular homicide trial of a Mason City man begins today in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
41-year-old Brandon Kellar is 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.
Vehicular homicide by OWI is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Vehicular homicide by reckless driving is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Jury selection is scheduled to start at 1:30 this afternoon at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.