Plea deal for man from Manly accused of vehicular homicide

MASON CITY — A man from Manly accused of vehicular homicide has entered into a plea deal with prosecutors.

60-year-old Paul Wood was involved in a fatal accident on the evening of November 25th 2016 between Mason City and Rockwell. Authorities at that time said a car driven by 22-year-old Griselda Tello of Hampton was southbound on US Highway 65 when a northbound pickup driven by Wood crossed the center line and struck Tello’s vehicle, with Tello being pronounced dead at the scene. A third vehicle was also involved in the accident.

Wood was originally charged with vehicular homicide, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, as well as OWI and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

As part of the plea agreement, Wood pleaded guilty on Monday to vehicular homicide by reckless driving, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced on April 30th.



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