November 24, 2014
An Omaha man charged with felony vehicular homicide made his first court appearance Friday morning.
Prosecutors say 23-year-old Raysean Barber was driving recklessly on February 3rd when he lost control and struck a Chevy Aveo driven by 60-year-old Betty Warren of Omaha. She died of her injuries at the hospital.
Judge Marcela Keim set bond at $200,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for April 12th.
Prosecutors say Barber was southbound on Saddle Creek, speeding and passing multiple cars before hitting Warren's car. Investigators say Barber was traveling at 98 mph in a 35 mph zone. His blood-alcohol content was .146 after the crash. The legal limit is .08.
Barber's passenger, 24-year-old Kody Koch of Omaha, was treated for minor injuries.
After the hearing, Barber's mother told Channel 6 News her entire family feels horrible about what happened and her son regrets his actions that day.
Barber wasn't charged until this week because he had been in the hospital with injuries from the crash. If convicted, Barber faces one to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.
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