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Western Nebraska man's vehicular homicide trial delayed

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-18 17:00:12-05
 (AP) - The trial of a western Nebraska man charged in a fatal crash last year has again been delayed.
 
Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports  that the motor vehicle homicide trial for 23-year-old Joshua Bolzer, of Mitchell, is now set for May 1. The trial had been set to begin in March.
 
Authorities say Bolzer was driving a pickup truck Aug. 20 when it went out of control on U.S. Highway 26 and hit a utility pole, a tractor and a liquor store.
 
A passenger in the truck, 19-year-old Dereon Betancur, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other 19-year-old passengers were taken to a Scottsbluff hospital. Authorities say one of them reported that Bolzer had been driving 120 mph or more just before the crash.