CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A collision that killed a child and injured three others is sending a Charles City man to prison.
Jesse Duane Blade, 30, has been given 25 years behind bars and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and $4,125 in fines.
Blade pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle, three counts of serious injury by vehicle, and OWI-2nd offense for the October 26, 2019, collision at the intersection of Glass Avenue and Rudd Park Road. Nine-year-old Royce Fisher of Sioux City was killed in the crash and Ronald Fisher, Sara Fisher, and 11-year-old Aidyn Kline were all seriously hurt.
Authorities say Blade had a blood alcohol level of .137 at the time of the crash, tested positive for cocaine, and was driving 53 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone.