GI man to go to trial in February on motor vehicle homicide

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man faces trial in February next year for his part in a fatal car accident.

Brandon Salyers, 23, is charged with felony motor vehicle homicide. The charges are connected to a February 2017 car crash.

Salyers was driving a car which crossed the center-line on Highway 2 about four miles east of Cairo on February 7. Salyers' car struck an oncoming vehicle. A passenger in that vehicle, Terrill Sorensen, 41, of Cairo was dead at the scene.

If Salyers is convicted of felony motor vehicle homicide, he could get up to three years in prison.

Salyers has a previous record. Court records show he was convicted of misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was also arrested in 2016 for felony theft, but agreed to plead no contest to a reduced charge. The court records also indicate that he was involved in federal investigations on two other separate cases.

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