- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been sentenced to about six months in jail for a fatal December crash that killed his best friend.

A judge on Thursday handed over the 180-day jail sentence for 20-year-old DeAngelo Peak.

The crash occurred Dec. 23 in northwest Omaha when a sport utility vehicle driven Peak ran off the road and hit a tree. Police say there were icy patches on the roadway but that the primary cause of the crash was speeding.

A passenger, 20-year-old Marcus Haney of Bennington, died at the scene. Peak was treated for a head injury and cuts at a hospital.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charge.

Peak apologized to Haney’s family through tears Thursday, and they accepted the apology.



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