Hastings man convicted of Motor Vehicle Homicide

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man stands convicted of motor vehicle homicide for his part in a September car crash which killed two people.

Court records show Parker Short, 18, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide.

The accident happened September 19, 2018 at the intersection of Maxon Avenue and J Street near Central Community College in Hastings.

The Adams County Sheriff at the time quoted witnesses who said a west-bound vehicle driven by Short ran a stop sign at that intersection and collided with a north bound vehicle carrying four people. Two passengers in the second car, Jessica Guerrero, 19, Lexington, and Jose Martinez, 19, Grand Island, died of injuries from the crash. The vehicle's driver, Isaiah Zapata, 20, Grand Island, and a fourth passenger, Usama Erickson, 18, Grand Island, were also injured.

Short is scheduled to be sentenced July 8, 2019, and could get up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

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