Grand Island, NE The man responsible for Monday's fatal crash was in Hall County Court Tuesday.
Hermino Alamilla was charged with felony motor vehicle homicide in the death of Jerry Ramirez. He also faced charges of habitual criminal, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and obstructing a peace officer.
Alamilla was still feeling the affects of his crash Tuesday morning as he arrived in court in a wheelchair with bumps and bruises to his face.
Although he appeared calm when he was wheeled in, seeing family in the courtroom and hearing the judge read Ramirez's name brought him to tears.
Ramirez died from the crash on Highway 281 Monday afternoon when authorities say Alamilla lost control of his car, crossed the median, and flipped several times.
If convicted Alamilla faces up to 81 years in prison.
An additional charge was brought against him due to his criminal past.
Judge Phillip Martin charged Alamilla with habitual criminal because of Alamilla's past which includes four felony convictions and prison sentences in 2005 and 2009.
The offense carries a sentence of 10-60 years in prison.
Alamilla was out on $15,000 bail when the accident happened.
Alamilla's bail is $100,000 due to his criminal past and history of failures to appear in court.
Alamilla is scheduled to appear in court the afternoon of October 1 for his preliminary hearing.