York Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A 37-year-old York man has been accused of drunken driving and causing a crash that killed an Aurora teacher.

Otis Newcomb is charged with vehicular homicide and manslaughter. Authorities say the van Newcomb was driving on November 2 crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 34 about two miles west of York, striking another vehicle. Thirty-one-year-old Lauren Akerson was a passenger in the other vehicle. The second-grade teacher was fatally injured.

York County Attorney Candace Dick said Newcomb's blood alcohol level was above the legal limit and that he has a previous conviction for drunken driving.

Online records say Newcomb remained in York County Jail on Tuesday. His attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231562181 - wowt.com/a?a=231562181
Gray Television, Inc.