Iowan gets two 10-year terms for fatal collision

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa woman has been given two 10-year sentences for her role in a collision that killed two children near Red Oak.

Atlantic radio station KJAN reports that 19-year-old Karli Brown of Essex was sentenced on Monday by Judge James Heckerman. The two terms are to be served at the same time. Brown also must pay restitution.

Brown had pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a charge of reckless driving causing serious injury. Brown admitted that she was speeding and passing illegally.

Brown’s vehicle collided head-on with a car on Nov. 28. Two brothers in the car were killed: 5-year-old Maliki Todd and 4-year-old Alex Todd. Their mother, Nina McNeese, of Cumberland, and Brown were injured.