Driver in crash that killed UNL band member was going over 90 mph seconds before crash, police say


Lincoln Police say the driver of a car that struck another car, killing a University of Nebraska-Lincoln marching band member, was going over 90 miles per hour just seconds before the vehicles collided. 

The crash, which happened the night of October 26 near 10th and Arapahoe Street, killed Tyler Butterfield, 20, a UNL band member from Norfolk. 

In all, five people were transported to the hospital after the crash. 

On Thursday, police arrested Waltrivelish Watson, 29, for motor vehicle homicide. 

Police say the airbag control module in Watson’s car confirmed he was traveling at 92 mph just three seconds before the collision. 


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