Sargent Mother Charged in Fatal Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Sargent mother has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse for an Aug. 22 crash that killed one of her daughters and a friend.

Investigators say 28-year-old Amanda Wilder was south of Miller on U.S. Highway 183 when she lost control of the truck and it rolled, ejecting three of the four people in the truck.

Eleven-year-old Destani Wilder and 24-year-old Rebecca Veeder died at the scene. Amanda Wilder and 8-year-old Montannah Wilder were treated at a hospital.

The Kearney Hub reports ( ) that investigators believe Amanda Wilder was speeding, and that none of the truck's occupants were wearing seat belts, as required by law.

A phone listing could not be found for Amanda Wilder. Online court records indicate she does not yet have an attorney.

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