Man gets probation, suspended prison time for crash death

A driver has been given probation and suspended prison time for the crash death of another driver in Des Moines.

Polk County District Court records say 35-year-old Grant Uhe was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison. He’d pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by reckless driving.

Police say Uhe was driving more than 75 mph (121 kph) in a 30 mph (48 kph) zone on April 19 last year before his pickup truck crashed into a car driven by 19-year-old Tyler Wilcox. Police say Wilcox died later at a hospital.

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