Update: No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal Crash

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

An accident took the life of a young man Sunday night. His motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of 204th & Harrison. Investigators say no charges will be filed in the crash.

The Douglas County Sheriff's department identified the teen killed in the crash as 19-year-old Dylan Krula of Sarpy County.

The investigation revealed that Douglas Hassel of Omaha stopped at the posted stop sign on Harrison St, checked traffic along 204th street and entered into the intersection as there was enough distance from the nearest approaching (southbound) car.

According to investigators, Hassel was not aware that Krula’s motorcycle was fast approaching the rear of the nearest southbound car before driving around it at excessive speeds.

Neither Hassel or Krula had time to react in order to prevent the crash. Witness statements and physical evidence showed investigators that the motorcycle was traveling well above the posted speed limit of 55 MPH.

After consulting with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office to discuss possible charges, the Douglas County Sheriff's office determined that Hassel will not be charged.

Krula's family tells WOWT Six News he was an outgoing teen who could always make people smile. He was a student at Metro Community College. His parents said he was driving home from work when the collision occurred.


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