Iowa man charged in March crash
IDA GROVE (AP) — A man Iowa authorities say was intoxicated when his vehicle crashed into another, killing three men, now faces felony charges in the case.
The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that 21-year-old Ryan Daniel Childers, of Odebolt, was charged last week with three counts of vehicular homicide when driving under the influence and one count of serious injury by vehicle.
Authorities say Childers was driving a pickup truck the wrong way on Highway 59 just north of Holstein when he hit a car head-on. The car burst into flames, killing its occupants, 21-year-old Francisco Joel Nicia Guerro, 25-year-old Jose Danilo Gonzalez Guerro, and 39-year-old Felipe De La Cruz Nava, all of Denison. Childers and his passenger were seriously injured.
Childers has been released after posting $500 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 18.