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York man's fatal crash charges changed

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YORK, Neb. (AP) _ Charges against a 37-year-old York man have been changed because blood test results have been thrown out.    

Otis Newcomb had already pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide with a prior conviction for driving under the influence.  Newcomb is now charged with felony manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree assault.    

At a recent hearing, a judge ruled that sheriff's deputies had no probable cause to request a blood test for Newcomb.

Authorities say the van Newcomb was driving on Nov. 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, and she was fatally injured. She was from Aurora.

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