Beatrice man sentenced for vehicular homicide

A Beatrice man has been given 15-to-20 years in prison for motor vehicle homicide.  Thomas Erickson was sentenced on Tuesday by Gage County District Judge Paul Korslund.

Erickson had pleaded no contest in February. Erickson was arrested July 26 at a hospital following the crash that killed 45-year-old Judy Schwarz. Police say Erickson had been drinking and driving under a suspended license when the SUV he was driving left the road, hit a tree and rolled.