Driver Who Caused Deadly Crash Sentenced

A driver who caused a crash that left an Omaha woman dead has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.

Raysean Barber will serve 20 years in prison and have his license revoked for 15 years. The sentence was handed down by Judge Russell Derr on Tuesday in Douglas County Court.

Barber plead no contest to causing the crash that left 60-year-old Betty Warren dead.

Witnesses said a Cadillac DeVille driven by 23-year-old Raysean Barber of Omaha was traveling southbound on Saddle Creek at a high rate of speed around 12:30 a.m. February 3rd, when it went onto the curb at Saddle Creek and Pierce, re-entered the roadway, crossed into northbound traffic and struck Warren's vehicle.

Warren was taken to Creighton University Medical Center where she died of her injuries. Barber was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and was charged with motor vehicle homicide.

A speed calculation done estimated his speed was 98 mph. The speed limit on Saddle Creek Road is 35 mph.

Barber's BAC was .146.

His passenger, 24-year-old Kody Koch of Omaha, was treated for minor injuries.


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