Man gets jail time for crash that killed Neb. boy

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - A truck driver convicted of misdemeanor vehicular homicide for a 2011 crash that killed a 2-year-old Nebraska boy has been sentenced to less than a year in jail.

Leamond Pierce, of New Castle, Del., received a 300-day sentence Tuesday. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

The 54-year-old Pierce was driving a semitrailer on Interstate 80 near Waverly in December 2011 when it rear-ended a vehicle driven by the family of Robert "Aiden" Curry, of Bellevue. The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say poor weather conditions contributed to the crash.

Pierce's sentence is nearly complete, but he will face an extradition hearing because he's wanted in Delaware for a parole violation in connection to a 1981 killing.

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