Des Moines man charged in deadly, wrong-way drunk driving crash

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Des Moines man has been charged with Vehicular Homicide in connection with a wrong-way, drunk driving crash that killed a Grimes, Iowa man two months ago.

The crash happened Nov. 10 shortly after 3 a.m.

Prosecutors say Zlatan Vukasinovic, 39, was driving eastbound into oncoming westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in Des Moines when his pickup truck hit a vehicle driven by Frank Sylalom, 31. Sylalom was killed.

Court records indicate that back in 2003, a then-16-year-old Sylalom was driving a car that crashed into a utility pole in Des Moines killing three teen passengers. He was convicted in juvenile court of vehicular homicide.

Vukasinovic, 39, remained jailed Friday on $200,000 bond.