IA man charged with manslaughter in traffic death

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — The family of a motorcyclist who died after a hit-and-run crash fear prosecutors could have a hard time convicting the man accused because of a delays in the investigation.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/16ziJIS) that 50-year-old Todd Ross, of Le Mars, was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Ross is in the Woodbury County Jail and could not be reached Saturday for comment.

Police say Ross ran a stop sign in Sioux City on May 17 and hit 69-year-old Jerry Graves, of Sioux City.

Police say Graves did not seem critically injured at the time, but was taken to a Sioux City hospital, where he died Monday from his injuries.

Police began trying to reconstruct the crash after learning of Graves’ death.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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