Preliminary hearing set for Charles City man accused of vehicular homicide after crash that killed Mason City man in July

MASON CITY — The preliminary hearing date has been set for a Charles City man charged with vehicular homicide after a crash last month that killed a Mason City man.

58-year-old Timothy Hoy was arrested late last week after being charged with one count of vehicular homicide by OWI. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department alleges that Hoy was driving a vehicle late on the night of July 25th near the intersection of 265th and Yarrow Avenue near Nora Springs in Cerro Gordo County, when he crossed the centerline of the roadway, striking a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Stephen Miles.

Court documents state that a blood sample taken from Hoy tested at .179, over twice the legal limit for operating while intoxicated.

Vehicular homicide by OWI is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Hoy is scheduled to be in court for his preliminary appearance on August 31st.