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Papillion man charged after crash that killed 2 children

September 9, 2019

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — A Papillion man has been arrested in connection with an August crash that killed a sister and brother near Gretna.

Officials say 37-year-old Jesse Knight was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular homicide.

Knight was driving a dump truck on Aug. 7 that hit the rear of a minivan that was stopped at a red light on Highway 370, west of Omaha.

The crash killed 10-year-old Stephen Young. His 16-year-old sister, Abby Young, died at a hospital. Their mother and others in the van also were injured.

Knight was being held at the Sarpy County Jail.

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