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Store clerk charged in drunken Omaha crash death of teen

Posted at 1:52 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 15:10:41-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A convenience store clerk has been accused of selling alcohol consumed by a 17-year-old who later died when his speeding car crashed on the west end of Omaha.

Douglas County Court records say 29-year-old Kevin Hart is charged with procuring alcohol that resulted in a death. The records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

Prosecutors say Hart sold the liquor to two teenagers on Oct. 11 who later sold it to George Gervase and another teen. The two teenagers who bought the liquor have been charged in juvenile court. Prosecutors say Hart knew the two were underage.

Gervase's wrecked car and his body were found early the next day. His blood alcohol level tested out at nearly three times the legal limit.