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Driver faces vehicular homicide charge as juvenile in Nebraska crash death of little sister


PAPILLION, Nebraska — An 18-year-old from Plattsmouth faces a vehicular homicide charge for a collision that fatally injured her little sister last month.

Sarpy County prosecutors said in a news release Wednesday that the driver was 17 when the accident occurred on Jan. 13.

Prosecutors say she failed to yield the right of way when she tried to turn west onto Platteview Road off northbound U.S. Highway 75. Her sport utility vehicle was struck by a southbound minivan and then a car.

The teenager's 7-year-old sister was in a right rear passenger seat of the SUV. The younger girl was taken to an Omaha hospital, and authorities say she died there on Jan. 19.

The Associated Press is not using the sisters' names because the AP generally doesn't name juveniles accused of crimes.

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