GI police name car-pedestrian accident victim

Driver charged with motor vehicle homicide
A Grand Island woman is charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide in connection with a fatal...
A Grand Island woman is charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide in connection with a fatal car-pedestrian accident Saturday night.(AP)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 9:58 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2021 at 1:06 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Police Monday named Antonio Nicholas Antonio, 45, Grand Island, as the man killed in a Saturday night car-pedestrian accident on Eddy street in Grand Island.

The accident happened near 7th and Eddy Streets at 9:19 p.m. Saturday.

Nicholas Antonio was taken by ambulance to CHI Health St. Francis in critical condition, where he died.

The driver of the vehicle, Michelle Robinson, 62, of Grand Island, was contacted at the scene and acknowledged that she hit the man unintentionally. Police said she was visibly upset.

Police said Robinson was driving northbound on Eddy when she hit the man who was in the roadway. The speed limit in the area is 30 miles per hour. Police said she didn’t seem to be speeding but did not break on impact.

GIPD said a drug recognition expert conducted an evaluation on Robinson which showed signs of impairment.

Captain Jim Duering said Robinson was under the influence of drugs that were prescribed medication to her, but she wasn’t supposed to be driving while on them.

Robinson was formally charged Monday with felony Motor Vehicle Homicide and misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence-First Offense. If convicted of Motor Vehicle Homicide, Robinson could get up to 50 years in prison.

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