- Associated Press - Saturday, May 21, 2016

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - A prosecutor has filed paperwork to begin the grand jury investigation into the February death of driver during a two-state police chase.

Dawes County Attorney Vance Haug tells Chadron radio station KCSR (https://bit.ly/25cvEyi ) that he had been waiting for the final autopsy results before filing.

Authorities have said 34-year-old Kerry Peters, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, died Feb. 23 after she refused to pull over near Oelrichs, South Dakota and led police in a chase into Nebraska. Officials say Peters made a sudden U-turn, striking a police cruiser. Peters died at the scene. Two passengers in her car were hospitalized, and a tribal officer was also injured.

Nebraska law requires a grand jury investigation whenever a person dies while in custody or in the process of being arrested.


Information from: KCSR-AM, https://www.chadrad.com/



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