- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 21-year-old Palmyra man convicted in the 2014 crash death of a motorcyclist in Lincoln has been placed on two years’ probation, with a 60-day jail term and community service.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1NWV7jC ) that Cody Dietz was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Court. He was found guilty in September of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He had faced up to a year in jail.

Dietz’s lawyer had argued at trial that 24-year-old Jaclyn “Jaci” Kehling should not have been speeding and weaving through traffic on Aug. 4, 2014, just moments before her motorcycle ran into the back of Dietz’s sedan as he turned left.

But prosecutors said that if Dietz had taken more time to check oncoming traffic, Kehling would not have collided with his car.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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