York man's crash death charges are changed

By: AP
By: AP

York, NE (AP) - Charges against a 37-year-old York man have been changed because blood test results have been thrown out.

tis Newcomb had already pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide with a prior conviction for driving under the influence. The York News-Times says he's now charged with felony manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree assault.

At a recent hearing, a judge ruled that sheriff's deputies had no probable cause to request a blood test for Newcomb.

Authorities say the van Newcomb was driving on Nov. 2 crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 34 about two miles west of York, striking another vehicle. Thirty-one-year-old Lauren Akerson was a passenger in the other vehicle, and she was fatally injured. She was from Aurora.

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