- Associated Press - Saturday, February 18, 2017

GERING, Neb. (AP) - The trial of a western Nebraska man charged in a fatal crash last year has again been delayed.

Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports (https://bit.ly/2m8Sen5 ) that the motor vehicle homicide trial for 23-year-old Joshua Bolzer, of Mitchell, is now set for May 1. The trial had been set to begin in March.

Authorities say Bolzer was driving a pickup truck Aug. 20 when it went out of control on U.S. Highway 26 and hit a utility pole, a tractor and a liquor store.

A passenger in the truck, 19-year-old Dereon Betancur, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other 19-year-old passengers were taken to a Scottsbluff hospital. Authorities say one of them reported that Bolzer had been driving 120 mph or more just before the crash.

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Information from: KNEB-AM, https://www.kneb.com


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