Decorah man charged with vehicular homicide
Monday, November 12, 2012 8:36 AM
Jay Jermier, 45, Decorah, has been charged with vehicular homicide/operating while intoxicated in connection with a Sept. 28 accident that resulted in the death of a Calmar woman.
The accident occurred in a Highway 52 construction zone.
According to the Iowa State Patrol, Jermier was northbound on his motorcycle two miles north of Calmar at about 4 p.m. when he crossed into the southbound lane, losing control. His passenger, Trish Taylor, 44, Calmar, was killed.
The State Patrol accident report said due to the construction, the road surface was uneven. Jermier was transported by ambulance to Winneshiek Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
An arrest warrant for Jermier was filed in Winneshiek County District Court last Tuesday and returned Wednesday.