Grand Island man's trial set in fatal crash

By: AP
By: AP

Grand Island, NE (AP) - July trial has been scheduled for a Grand Island man charged with the crash death of his fiancee.

The Grand Island Independent says 30-year-old Johnny Alvarez pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to vehicular homicide and had already pleaded not guilty to drunken driving, third offense.

Authorities say Alvarez was driving on West Old Highway 30 on Aug. 11 when his car went out of control and left the roadway, hitting a guy wire and eventually stopping when it hit a tree.

His passenger, 33-year-old Jamie Lohman Sandate, died at the scene. She also was known as Jamie Lohman Sandate Alvarez.

Johnny Alvarez was hospitalized for about four months after the crash. His trial is set to begin July 7.

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