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Fremont woman charged in May crash death of Lincoln man

Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 14:26:42-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Fremont woman has been charged with vehicular homicide for a May crash that killed a Lincoln man.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 73-year-old Lois Vachal pleaded not guilty at her first court appearance last week.

Prosecutors say Vachal ran a red light at the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 77, hitting another vehicle. A passenger in that vehicle, 74-year-old Dennis Plautz, died a short time later at a Lincoln hospital.

The crash also injured the vehicle’s driver, Vachal and two passengers in Vachal’s minivan.