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Prosecutors charge Lexington man in south-central Nebraska crash that killed Colorado man


HOLDREGE, Nebraska — Prosecutors have charged a 36-year-old Lexington man manslaughter and other counts in a south-central Nebraska crash last week that killed a Colorado man.

The Kearney Hub reports ( ) that the crash occurred Oct. 1 on a rural road northeast of Bertrand.

Investigators say Emilton Flores-Chavez was driving a northbound truck when he failed to yield at an intersection, hitting a vehicle driven by Jesus A. Legarreta-Germez of Sterling, Colorado. Legarreta-Germez was flown to a Kearney hospital, where died Tuesday morning.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Flores-Chavez fled the scene. He was found walking along U.S. Highway 183 the next day and arrested.

Besides manslaughter, Flores-Chavez is charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident, failure to yield and not having an operator's license.

Information from: Kearney Hub,

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