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Homicide By Vehicle Trial Begins Today For Blakesburg Man

In Wapello County, Jury selection begins today(Wed) in the trial of Dennis Sandifer, the Blakesburg man charged with homicide by vehicle following an August 2018 head on collision near Blakesburg that left one man. Sandifer was traveling on Wapello-Monroe road when he struck a semi truck head traveling at a high rate of speed in a no passing zone, killing his passenger 29 year old Brandon Pruett of Blakesburg in the process. According to authorities, Sandifer also admitted to being under the influence of meth at the time of the crash. Homicide by vehicle is a class B felony and if convicted he could face up to 25 years in prison.


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