- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

DALTON, Neb. (AP) - A 39-year-old man has been given probation and jail time for leaving the scene of a fatal accident in western Nebraska’s Cheyenne County.

On Wednesday Abel Jeronimo, of Sidney, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years of probation. He lost his driving privileges for 15 years and must complete 200 hours of community service. He’d pleaded guilty to a reduced felony charge of attempted failure to stop and render aid.

The two-vehicle accident occurred on April 7, about two miles south of Dalton on U.S. Highway 385. Cheyenne County Sheriff John Jenson says the vehicles made contact as the one driven by Martin Geiger Jr. attempted to pass the one driven by Jeronimo. Geiger’s car ran into a ditch and rolled twice, ejecting Geiger and his passenger.

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