Man Pleads Not Guilty in Connection to Crash That Killed Woman in Rice County

Brandon Dellwo Photo: Rice County
Brandon Dellwo

November 14, 2017 03:43 PM

A man facing two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of driving while impaired in connection to the death of a Des Moines woman in Rice County this past August has pleaded not guilty to each charge.

Brandon Patrick Dellwo, 29, entered his pleas Tuesday in Rice County court.

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RELATED: Des Moines Woman Killed in Early-Morning Collision Near Northfield

The charges stem from an early-morning crash on Highway 19 near Northfield on Aug. 6.

Dellwo is accused of operating his vehicle with negligence and while under the influence of alcohol in the crash that led to the death of 29-year-old Kacy Elizabeth Merseal.

RELATED: Man Charged with Criminal Vehicular Homicide After Rice County Crash

According to the criminal complaint, after being transported to the Rice County Jail, Dellwo provided a sample that showed a blood alcohol content of .266.

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