Man gets 5 years in prison for fatal hit-and-run in Omaha

December 7, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 42-year-old man has been given five years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist in Omaha.

Douglas County District Court records say Luis Velasquez-Ortiz was sentenced Thursday. He’d pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of an accident and to vehicular homicide.

Investigators say Velasquez-Ortiz was driving a sport utility vehicle on April 11 that ran a stop sign and collided with the motorcycle being driven by 31-year-old Juan Moreno-Tamayo. Police say Velasquez-Ortiz fled the scene, running over Moreno-Tamayo in the process. Moreno-Tamayo died at the scene.

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