North Platte Post

Papillion man charged after crash that killed 2 children

Published 2019-09-10T02:10:17.186Z

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — A Papillion man has been arrested in connection with an August crash that killed a sister and brother near Gretna.


Officials say 37-year-old Jesse Knight was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular homicide.


Knight was driving a dump truck on Aug. 7 that hit the rear of a minivan that was stopped at a red light on Highway 370, west of Omaha.


The crash killed 10-year-old Stephen Young. His 16-year-old sister, Abby Young, died at a hospital. Their mother and others in the van also were injured.


Knight was being held at the Sarpy County Jail.