Hastings man charged in September fatal car crash

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man is charged with misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide for his part in a September car crash which killed two people.

The accident happened September 19, 2018, at the intersection of Maxon Avenue and J Street near Central Community College.

The Adams County Sheriff at the time quoted witnesses who said a west-bound vehicle driven by Parker Short, 18, ran a stop sign at that intersection and collided with a north bound vehicle carrying four people. Two passengers in the second car, Jessica Guerrero, 19, Lexington, and Jose Martinez, 19, Grand Island, died of injuries from the crash. The vehicle's driver Isaiah Zapata, 20, Grand Island, and a fourth passenger, Usama Erickson, 18, Grand Island, were also injured.

Late last month, the Adams County Attorney charged Short with two counts of motor vehicle homicide. Short has been cited for the crimes and is scheduled for arraignment in county court February 14, 2019.

If convicted on both charges, Short could get up to two years in prison and a $2,000 fine.