OMAHA, NE – A man has pleaded no contest in a case involving a fatal motorcycle crash last year in Sarpy County, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
35-year-old Michael Burch of Plattsmouth entered the plea in the death of 47-year-old Jody Emmert of Bellevue. The accident occurred on Aug. 13, 2019. Authorities said Burch, driving a Ford Windstar minivan, and Emmert, riding a Harley-Davidson, were both headed south of U.S. Highway 75 when they collided a short distance south of U.S. Highway 34.
Emmert was knocked off his bike and pronounced dead at the scene. Burch did not stop after the accident but returned to the scene later, investigators said.
He was found guilty of motor vehicle homicide and failure to stop and render aid, and could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Prosecutors dismissed another charge of reckless driving.
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