Driver Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run Was On PCP

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The driver in a fatal accident was in court Friday.

Twenty-seven-year-old Langston Perkins and his passenger ran from the scene of last Sunday night's crash at 24th and Woolworth that killed 18-year-old motorcyclist Fredy Reyes-Garcia. They later showed up at Nebraska Medicine seeking treatment. Doctors found PCP in his system and Perkins was diagnosed with throat cancer.

Friday, he waived a preliminary hearing and a judge set his bond at $50,000, though that will be reduced if a doctor says he needs treatment.

Perkins was charged with one count of motor vehicle homicide and one count of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident resulting in death. Witnesses said he was driving at a high rate of speed when his car crossed into the northbound lanes of 24th Street and hit Reyes-Garcia.

Twenty-nine-year-old Michelle Plascencia was a passenger in the car. She was charged with one count of being an accessory to a felony.