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Iowa man pleads no contest in Nebraska crash that killed 2

June 20, 2019 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An October sentencing is scheduled for an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when he crossed a highway center line in north Omaha and rammed into a sports car, fatally injuring two other Iowa men.

Douglas County District Court records say 29-year-old Tony Kenkel, of Earling, Iowa, entered written pleas of no contest Monday to two counts of manslaughter. Prosecutors dropped two related counts in exchange. His sentencing is set for Oct. 7.

Police say the collision occurred Oct. 13 on Nebraska Highway 36 near Glenn Cunningham Lake when Kenkel’s eastbound pickup truck crossed the center line and struck the oncoming car. Authorities say 21-year-old Joseph Daniels and 21-year-old Thomas Greise were fatally injured. They lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa.