- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. (AP) - A 30-year-old Grand Island woman has been convicted of two charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run collision on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Xo2Vxr ) that Mandy MacDonald pleaded no contest on Monday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide and a felony count of leaving the scene of an injury accident. Prosecutors had lowered both charges in return for MacDonald’s pleas. Her sentencing is set for Feb. 9 in Cass County District Court.

Authorities say MacDonald lost control of her car on May 31 near the I-80 Greenwood exit and collided with another westbound vehicle. That vehicle ran into a roadside ditch and rolled, ejecting its driver, 50-year-old Kristin Olson, also of Grand Island.

Authorities say MacDonald fled but was stopped by a state trooper a few miles west.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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