- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Garland man who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide has been sentenced to two years’ probation.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 68-year-old Gary Jacobsen was sentenced Friday in Lancaster County Count.

Prosecutors say Jacobsen was driving a truck loaded with rock on Dec. 6, when he pulled across U.S. Highway 77 just north of Lincoln and hit a southbound semitrailer. The semi rolled onto its side and erupted into flames, killing 21-year-old driver Brandon Gerdes, of Osmond.

Jacobsen was also ordered to perform 120 hours of community service in 30-hour blocks during the weeks of June 26 and Dec. 6 - the weeks of Gerdes’ birth and death.

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


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