SIOUX CITY | A Woodbury County jury late Friday found the driver of a car involved in a fatal crash on a Sioux City street guilty of vehicular homicide and other charges.
In addition to vehicular homicide, jurors found Jerell Wilson, 24, of Omaha, guilty of eluding and operating while intoxicated. He faces a prison sentence of up to 15 years in prison. A sentencing date has yet to be set.
The verdict, which came at the conclusion of a four-day trial in Woodbury County District Court, was announced at 6:15 p.m.
Wilson was charged with speeding away from a Woodbury County Sheriff's deputy who tried to stop him for a traffic violation on Hamilton Boulevard on Nov. 11. Wilson turned onto West Third Street, accelerated to 80 mph, bottomed out on a dip in the street, then skidded and flipped the car into a retaining wall at the corner of West Third and Ross streets.
Djuan Beverly, 38, who was in the passenger seat, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Officers found 29 bags of marijuana inside and outside the crashed car.