Teen driver facing motor vehicle homicide charge

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A teen driver faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in a fatal crash.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Eswin Mejia of Omaha was drunk and street racing another vehicle when his pickup slammed into the back of an SUV that had stopped near 33rd and L street on January 31.

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The driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Sarah Root of Council Bluffs, later died from her injuries.

Police say Mejia's blood alcohol content was .241 which is four times the legal limit to drive. Police say he was also driving on a suspended license.

Mejia is facing a motor vehicle homicide charge in this case.