LINCOLN, NE – A teenage driver has been charged in connection with a fatal car accident in Lincoln on Oct. 5, 2021, according to the Associated Press and KMTV.
This is an update to a previous story.
Prosecutors said the 17-year-old was behind the wheel of a vehicle that went off the roadway and crashed into a tree north of 70th Street and Fletcher Avenue at about 12:45 a.m. A 16-year-old Lincoln High School student who was a passenger in the car was killed. The driver and two other passengers were hospitalized.
The driver, who told police he lost control after swerving to avoid a deer, has now been charged with motor vehicle homicide with willful or reckless driving. Prosecutors asked that the case be transferred from juvenile court to adult court as the defendant will turn 18 this month.
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