A northwest Iowa man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a two-vehicle crash that killed his son last year. Fourty-one-year-old Matthew Wrather of Rembrandt pled guilty to vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle in connection with the July 26, 2009 crash on Highway 71.
Authorities said Wrather was driving drunk when his car crossed the center line and hit an oncoming van. Wrather’s son, 10-year-old Gavin Wrather, was killed. On Monday, a judge sentenced Wrather to up to 10 years in prison on the vehicular homicide charge and up to five years on the other charge. The sentences are to be served consecutively.