Additional driver cited for crash that killed 8-year-old in Lincoln

Published: Mar. 16, 2018 at 7:21 AM CDT
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Lincoln police have cited another driver following a crash that killed an 8-year-old Lincoln boy on March 16 near N. Cotner and Garland.

Brandon Valentine, 22, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter on March 22.

According to Lincoln Police, officers found bottles of alcohol in Valentine's car. Investigators also determined Valentine was driving more than 70 MPH in a 30 MPH zone.

On March 30, Shane Bunn, 23, was also cited for willful reckless driving.

An investigation determined Bunn was following Valentine at the time of the accident, and also reached speeds of more than 70 miles per hour. Bunn and Valentine are acquaintances, police said.

Lincoln Police said the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on March 16 and involved a Volkswagen Golf and a Ford F150 truck, driven by Valentine.

According to police, the Volkswagen Golf was westbound on Garland Street and stopped for the stop sign at N Cotner Blvd.

The Volkswagen then pulled into the intersection and was struck by a northbound Ford F150 truck.

8-year-old Camden King, a 3rd grader at Randolph Elementary, was killed in the crash. His father, Jesse, was also hurt in the crash.

Court records show Valentine's bond was set at ten percent of $250,000, which he posted last week.