DEADLY CRASH: Vehicular Homicide Charge

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A Prole man is dead following an accident in Madison County Wednesday night.

The Iowa State Patrol says 56-year-old Donald Ellis was driving his truck northbound on Bevington Park Road, north of St. Charles, when he stopped his vehicle on the road and was rear-ended by a truck driven by 49-year-old Julie Brommel.

When Ellis got out of the vehicle to check the damage a southbound truck driven by 35-year-old Kathryn Jones of St. Charles struck him and the other two vehicles. Ellis died from his injuries.

The investigation into the crash continues but the Iowa State Patrol says Brommel has been charged with OWI and Jones has been charged with vehicular homicide.

The ISP says Ellis was also intoxicated at the time of the crash.

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