April trial set for driver accused of killing pedestrian

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HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) -- A trial is scheduled to begin April 1 for a driver accused of killing a pedestrian in Hastings.

Adams County District Court records say the date was set Tuesday after 46-year-old Nen Lam, of Hastings, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and driving under the influence, two prior convictions.

The accident occurred around 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 14. Police say 27-year-old Anthony Epp was fatally struck as he was either walking or skateboarding on a street. He lived in Hastings.