Driver linked to crash that killed 2-year-old sentenced Wednesday

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Davionne Collier has been sentenced to 110 days in jail in connection with the May 2018 death of a 2-year-old child in a traffic crash.

Devon Morris

Devon Morris was killed in the crash. He was unrestrained in the back of another vehicle when Collier is alleged to have run a red light, causing a collision.

Two other people, including another child, were injured in that crash.

Collier pleaded guilty in December to running a red light and then leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

In addition to the prison time, he is facing 18 months of post-release supervision and a two-year revocation of his driver’s license.

In court on Wednesday, Collier’s lawyer, Glenn Shapiro, told the judge: “Leaving scene did not change what happened that day.”

The prosecutor said: "If he stuck around, this would be a different case."

Devon's mother, O.C. Mills, told Collier she has forgiven him for his role in the death of her son. Collier told her he apologized from the "bottom of my heart."

Shapiro said he expected his client to be out of prison in 110 days.


Correction: The initial version of this story incorrectly stated the specifics of the sentence.