- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - The driver in a fatal golf cart accident has been acquitted.

A judge on Tuesday found 24-year-old Cody Dembinski, of Gretna, not guilty of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving. Dembinski stood trial last week on the charges, which stemmed from a golf cart accident that killed 31-year-old Patrick Jurgensen in July.

Jurgensen was one of five people in the two-seat golf cart. Dembinski was making a turn on a city street when Jurgenson was tossed into the intersection and suffered a head injury. He later died from his injuries.

Prosecutors say careless driving and misuse of the golf cart caused Jurgensen’s death. Steve Delaney, Dembinski’s attorney, argues the incident was nothing more than a tragic accident.

Delaney says Dembinski is relieved at the verdict.

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