GRAND ISLAND, NE – A truck driver has been sentenced to prison in connection with a fatal accident in Hall County in January, according to KSNB.
37-year-old Peterson Black of Utah will serve four to eight years behind bars for causing the crash January 5 on Interstate 80, about four miles west of the exit for Grand Island. Authorities said Black was driving a semi westbound and went out of control, crossing the median and going into the eastbound lanes.
A Subaru Forester that was driving east ended up going under the truck’s trailer, and a passenger in the car, 72-year-old Mary Niedermeier of Wisconsin, was killed in the crash. Her husband, 72-year-old William Niedermeier, was hospitalized and released. Black was convicted of felony Motor Vehicle Homicide while under the influence of alcohol.
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