Great Bend Trucker Charged In Nebraska Crash Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Kansas truck driver has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash in south-central Nebraska.

The Hastings Tribune reports that 46-year-old Victor Allende was arrested Sunday in Kansas. Online court records say he's bonded out of jail.

Allende, of Great Bend, Kansas, declined to comment on Thursday. Court records don't list the name of his attorney.

A court affidavit says Allende was eastbound on U.S. Highway 6 east of Hastings on April 24 and was following too closely behind another truck when the other truck stopped for a train crossing.

The affidavit says Allende's semi rammed the other truck, pushing it into the path of an oncoming pickup driven by 52-year-old Neal Sahling. Sahling, of Wood River, was killed.

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