June trial date set for former NSP Trooper in fatal 2016 crash

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RUSHVILLE, Neb. (KNEP) - A June trial has been set for the former Nebraska State Trooper facing charges as a result of a 2016 pursuit that ended in a fatality in Sheridan County.

Timothy Flick, 42, appeared in Sheridan County Court Thursday afternoon with his attorney David Domina, and entered pleas of not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide and making a false statement under oath, both class I misdemeanors, as well as an infraction of careless driving.

Flick was involved in an October 2016 pursuit where he tried to pull over Antoine LaDeaux for a stop sign violation, speeding and not having a license plate. During the attempt to stop LaDeaux's car, the front of Flick's patrol cruiser contacted the right rear corner of the suspect car, causing it to go out of control. In the accident, LaDeaux was ejected and died at the scene.

Following a lengthy review, Flick was fired by the State Patrol in December of 2017 for violating internal policy.

According to the court record, Domina made a motion to drop the careless driving charge. Pre-trial conference by telephone was set for May 8, with trial slated to begin with the jury term starting June 4.