Mason City man sentenced for 2012 fatal crash

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Mason City man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for causing a 2012 crash that killed a passenger in his truck.

The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports ( that 34-year-old Jason Glenn Genzler pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle for the early-morning May 12, 2012 crash that killed 33-year-old John Matthew Lybarger, of Mason City.

Police say Genzler was driving the pickup went out of control around 3 a.m., entered a ditch, rolled and came to rest upside down.

Lybarger was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

As part of his sentence, Genzler was ordered to pay $150,000 to the Lybarger’s estate.

Genzler’s attorney, Letitia Turner, has already filed an appeal.


Information from: Globe Gazette,

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