- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

EDGEWOOD, Iowa (AP) - A Garber man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide and operating while intoxicated.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1NK9Q3C ) that 21-year-old Kyle Sear was also ordered to pay more than $2,000 in fines for his role in a March 29 crash that killed 22-year-old Zachary Lee, of Elkport. Sear was sentenced Aug. 26 in Iowa District Court for Clayton County.

Investigators say Sear was northbound on Glacier Road when he lost control of his vehicle and drove into a ditch. Lee, his passenger, was partially ejected and died of his injuries. Sear also was injured.

In exchange for his plea, prosecutors reduced his original charge of vehicular homicide by operating under the influence, which could have brought a heftier sentence.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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