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Charges filed against tow truck driver in double-fatal crash on Highway 75 in January

Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-09 12:26:57-05

A source at the Sarpy County Attorney's Office.

The Sarpy County Attorney's Office filed charges today against James Helbert, the driver of an A R tow truck involved in an early morning crash along Highway 75 that left two dead last month.

Helbert was cited yesterday by the Bellevue Police Department for misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and a careless driving infraction. His arraignment has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Sarpy County courthouse.

Khalil Shemar Jones, 19, of Florida, and Shamus Dean, 47, of Papillion, were killed when a tow truck crashed into two vehicles sitting on the southbound side of the Kennedy Freeway, just north of Chandler Road, at about 3:10 a.m. Jan. 5.

Dean's mom told 3 News Now her son was driving home from work in Council Bluffs when he stopped to help Jones.