Jan 22, 2020 1:36 PM

Iowa woman pleads guilty in Nebraska vehicular homicide case

Posted Jan 22, 2020 1:36 PM

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) - An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for fatally striking a pedestrian in northeast Nebraska.

The Sioux City Journal reported that Maria Gonzalez-Diego, of Sioux City, Iowa, entered the plea Tuesday in Dakota County District Court. In return, prosecutors dropped a charge of failure to stop at the scene of a fatal accident. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 10.

South Sioux City police have said Gonzalez-Diego's northbound vehicle hit 62-year-old Antonia Lopez De Ramirez the night of June 24 as she walked east across a street. Gonzalez-Diego's vehicle continued north, police said. A Sioux City, Iowa, officer later found Gonzalez-Diego and arrested her.

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Jan 22, 2020 1:36 PM
1 driver killed, 2 injured in Lancaster County crash

MALCOLM, Neb. (AP) - A three-vehicle crash in Lancaster County left one of the drivers dead and two others injured, authorities said Wednesday.

Medics and Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were dispatched around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday to a spot east of Malcolm on Nebraska Highway 79. A southbound sport utility vehicle and a northbound pickup truck had collided, and a car ran into the SUV, the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said. The SUV then caught fire.

The SUV driver died at the scene and the other two drivers were treated for minor injuries, the sheriff's office said. The names of those involved haven't been released.

The poor weather conditions may have been a crash factor, the sheriff's office said.