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Fort Dodge man convicted of vehicular homicide

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A Fort Dodge man has been found guilty of vehicular homicide for a fatal April 4 crash.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports ( ) that Leon Shivers was convicted Thursday of vehicular homicide while operating a motor vehicle intoxicated.

Police say he caused the death of 82-year-old John McCartney, of Fort Dodge.

McCartney died from his injuries on April 22 in a hospice, nearly three weeks after the crash.

Police said Shivers ran a stop sign, was driving 72 mph on a city street, and his blood alcohol content was .169 -- more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Shivers told investigators he was in the back seat, but witnesses and DNA evidence showed he was the driver.

Shivers' trial was moved to Webster City because of pretrial publicity.

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