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Mississippi man pleads to charge in motorcyclist’s death

April 9, 2021 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A truck driver from Mississippi has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in the traffic death last year of a motorcyclist in southwest Omaha.

George Sansing, 45, of Belden, Mississippi, entered the plea Thursday in Douglas County Court, the Omaha World-Herald reported. While Sansing doesn’t admit guilt with the no contest plea, he does acknowledge that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him in the Aug. 24 death of 24-year-old Bryan Wright, of Omaha.

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Investigators have said Sansing ran a red light, leading Wright’s motorcycle to crash into the side of Sansing’s trailer. Wright died a short time later at a hospital.

Sansing faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine when he’s sentenced at a later date.