- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

DENISON, Iowa (AP) - A Denison man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a car crash that led to the death of a teenage girl.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Ramon Hernandez was sentenced Friday in Crawford County District Court for his convictions on vehicular homicide, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and five other counts. He had faced up to 109 years in prison.

Authorities say Hernandez drove through a farm field with four teenagers in his car before it plunged into the Boyer River on Jan. 19. He and three of the others reached safety. The body of 15-year-old Yoana Acosta, of Denison, was found a week later on Jan. 26.

Hernandez must serve 10 years before he’s eligible for parole.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com


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