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Driver in Eastern Nebraska crash pleads no contest to manslaughter | Rural Radio Network

Driver in Eastern Nebraska crash pleads no contest to manslaughter

Driver in Eastern Nebraska crash pleads no contest to manslaughter

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) _ The driver in a crash that killed a 15-year-old Nebraska girl is set to be sentenced Nov. 8 after pleading no contest to manslaughter.

According to reports, 23-year-old Angel Lopez entered his plea Wednesday in Colfax County District Court as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Other charges were dropped.

Authorities say Lopez was driving a 2005 Honda Accord that slammed into a tree around 11 p.m. on June 15, 2016.

A passenger, Isabella Brandt, was killed in the crash. A 15-year-old boy in the car was injured.

Authorities say the car crashed while fleeing from a Schuyler police officer.

Lopez allegedly told an emergency room nurse he had consumed roughly 10 beers that night, and an officer found a half-empty tequila bottle in the vehicle.

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