Juniata man to face trial for June traffic death of Hastings woman

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Juniata man will face trial for felony motor vehicle homicide in connection with a June pickup accident.

Court records show Peter Trausch, 21, was driving a pickup in the area of Roseland Lake west of Hastings June Fourth. A passenger in his vehicle, Abby Horsley, 22, of Hastings, was sitting on the passenger window with her arms and feet outside the pickup. When the pickup hit a bump in the road, Horsley was thrown from the vehicle and suffered injuries from which she later died.

Trausch was bound over to district court in Adams county Monday after a preliminary hearing. His next court appearance is scheduled August third.

If convicted of felony motor vehicle homicide, Trausch could get up to 20 years in prison.