DENISON, Iowa (AP) - A Denison, Iowa man convicted of causing a crash that killed a teenage girl will be sentenced in December when he faces up to 109 years in prison.
The Sioux City Journal reports that a judge set Ramon Hernandez's sentencing hearing for Dec. 8 in Crawford County District Court.
A Crawford County jury convicted Hernandez of vehicular homicide, three counts of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and five other counts.
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 was found a week later on Jan. 26.