Herron Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

A Quimby man… charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash in July of last year… has entered into a plea agreement.

Twenty-three year-old Casey Herron was driving a pickup that crashed and rolled over in Cherokee County on July 30th, 2016… killing a passenger, 21-year-old Vitali Zhylka of Sergeant Bluff. Herron and two other passengers received minor injuries. According to court documents, Herron failed field sobriety tests and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.102-percent.

Herron was charged with vehicular homicide, a class “B” felony… and OWI. In Cherokee County District Court this week, he entered into a plea agreement shortly before his trial was to begin.

Under the agreement, Herron pleaded guilty to a class “C” felony charge of vehicular homicide, with a ten year prison term. He will be sentenced on the charge February second.