- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A jury has convicted a 32-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Des Moines bicyclist.

The Polk County jury on Friday found Jonathan Leyva Rodriguez guilty on all six charges stemming from the Aug. 16 crash, including vehicular homicide, drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.

Leyva Rodriguez was accused of hitting 41-year-old Gregary Wade Franck while the cyclist was participating in a local biking event. Franck was critically injured and died at a local hospital.

A state criminalist testified Thursday that Leyva Rodriguez’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit to drive at the time of the crash.

Leyva Rodriguez faces up to 25 years in prison for the vehicular homicide charge alone.



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