- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Douglas County prosecutors have decided not to charge a woman with vehicular homicide in the death of a 90-year-old struck by her pickup as he mowed his lawn.

A news release said Friday that Donald Fitzwater was making U-turns on 261st Street while driving his riding mower back and forth May 19 and was struck by 54-year-old Brenda Nelson’s truck. Her blood later tested out nearly twice the legal limit.

Prosecutors say Nelson won’t face a homicide charge because evidence suggests the accident still would have happened even if Nelson were not intoxicated. The mower’s presence on the road was a contributing factor.

The prosecutors say Nelson will be charged with driving under the influence. Court records don’t list the name of her attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide