RAVENNA, NE – A driver involved in a deadly accident in Buffalo County last March is now facing charges in the case, reports the Kearney Hub.
26-year-old Sergio Tinajero of Grand Island has been charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and driving an unregistered vehicle. Tinajero was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pickup truck when the incident occurred on U.S. Highway 2 east of Ravenna on March 19.
According to investigators, Tinajero’s vehicle was headed west when it collided head-on with an eastbound Ford SUV near the intersection with Pawnee Road at about 4:45 a.m.
A passenger in the SUV, 52-year-old Curtis Deines of Chadron, was pronounced dead at the scene. The three other people in the SUV and Tinajero were taken to CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney following the accident.
Tinajero was charged in Buffalo County Court, and is due back in court next month.
When a loved one has died in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. That’s where the Nebraska wrongful death lawyers at Rensch and Rensch come in. We can advise you on your legal options during this trying time, and will work hard to secure fair compensation for your expenses. You can discuss your case with us during a free consultation, which you can schedule by calling 800-471-4100 or filling out our contact form.