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    Driver whose pickup fatally struck man gets year in jail

    November 15, 2019 GMT

    GERING, Neb. (AP) — A driver whose pickup truck fatally struck a man in Gering has been sentenced to a year in jail.

    Scotts Bluff County Court records say 26-year-old Cole Russell, of Gering, also was fined $1,000 on Wednesday. He’d pleaded no contest in October to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. He made the same plea to a charge of reckless driving and was fined $500.

    The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Gering police say 69-year-old Donald Wimberley, also of Gering, had stopped his southbound pickup truck and a trailer he was pulling on May 4. Police say Wimberley was standing near the trailer when he and the trailer were struck by Russell’s southbound truck.

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    Information from: Star-Herald, http://www.starherald.com