An Omaha attorney speculated that brain fog or respiratory distress from COVID may have caused his client to drive more than twice the speed limit and ram into three cars stopped at a light.
John Caillau was driving 106 mph in a 45 mph zone. His blood alcohol content measured .41% after the crash that killed Jim Yungbluth, described as “one of the nicest men to walk the Earth.”
About two hours after the crash, the driver's preliminary breath test was .156 — nearly double the legal limit.
An Omaha man was driving nearly 100 mph when he crashed into the rear of a car driven by a longtime teacher stopped at a stoplight, a law enforcement official said.
Ulises Pantoja, 24, also was charged with first-offense drunken driving.
Both vehicles caught fire after the collision on U.S. 275. A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said it has not been determined which vehicle crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.
Michelle Robinson is accused of being under the influence of prescription drugs at the time of the collision, Police Capt. Jim Duering said. The drugs had been prescribed for her, Duering said, but they rendered her too impaired to drive.
A passerby found the SUV crashed in a ditch on North 270th Avenue on Saturday night.
Before the crash, Monica Chohon had gone to pick up James, who had been helping at a family member’s farm, and younger brother Andrew had asked to come along, their parents said.
The crash between a pickup truck and a car occurred about 6 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 77 and Nebraska 109, the Nebraska State Patrol said.
The stretch of U.S. 275 between U.S. 77 near Hooper and Nebraska 91 near Snyder is closed both ways, according to the Nebraska's traveler information website.
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Witnesses described a "devastating" scene as bystanders tried to help riders that were peppered along the highway.