Bond is set for a man alleged to be the driver in a deadly Sarpy County crash before Christmas. Prosecutors say he left a Lincoln woman for dead at the scene, and admitted to investigators to drinking before the crash.
Colin Larsen, 21, posts 10% of the $50,000 bond he's given on Monday morning at the Sarpy County Jail.
The morning of December 20th, Sarpy County Sheriff's respond to a single truck rollover on Highway 31 near Highway 50 south of Springfield. Tiffany Hofmeister, 20, is pronounced dead at the scene but the driver is gone. About 6 hours later and a mile from the crash, Larsen of Louisville is located. He's now charged with felony failure to render aid in a fatal crash.
Hofmeister, a Lincoln North Star graduate, is described by friends like Ariel Davis as a very goal oriented girl who always wanted to make people laugh.
"When I found out I think I just lost it, it was just like a piece of my heart just fell out, I was like no it can't be they've got the wrong Tiffany,” Davis explained. “She was just an amazing person, her laugh was very contagious."
A search warrant indicates he ran away from the truck to get help because he was scared. Larsen told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel, and admitted to drinking 6-8 beers before the crash. Prosecutors say they'll likely charge him with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide at a later date.
Larsen wasn't 21-years-old at the time of the crash, and sheriff's are looking into how he allegedly got the beer.
If convicted, he faces 0-4 years in prison. Larsen’s defense attorney didn’t return a call for comment on Monday.