AP: Lexington woman takes plea deal for death of pedestrian

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP)  A 26-year-old Lexington woman is scheduled to be sentenced in September after taking a plea deal in a fatal accident.

Online court records say Krystal Saunders pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide after prosecutors agreed to drop two related counts. Her sentencing is set for Sept. 12.

The Nebraska State Patrol says Saunders’ vehicle struck 32-year-old Alejandra Zamora and a stroller holding her 2-month-old niece while Zamora was walking with the niece’s mother on Aug. 31 in northeast Lexington. Zamora died later at a hospital. Her niece was flown to an Omaha hospital for treatment. The niece’s mother was not injured.