Driver convicted in southeast Nebraska crash death

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AUBURN, Neb. (AP) - A driver has been convicted in the death of a man fatally injured in a collision on a southeast Nebraska highway.

Nemaha County District Court records say 53-year-old Monty Eaton, of Nebraska City, was found guilty Thursday of manslaughter and two counts of transporting a child while intoxicated. His sentencing is scheduled for July 22.

Authorities say Eaton was driving with two children when he turned his sport utility vehicle into a car that was trying to pass his Feb. 3 last year on U.S. Highway 75 north of Auburn. A passenger in the car, 26-year-old Travis Ries, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.