Driver pleads guilty to misdemeanor in crash that killed 10-year-old girl

A driver who hit a 10-year-old girl who later died has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, authorities said. 

Masey Lawrence struck Abigail Whitford while she and her six-year-old brother were in a crosswalk in downtown Papillion on August 20. Papillion police said Lawrence was speeding when she hit Whitford. 

Authorities announced Friday Lawrence pleaded guilty to motor vehicle homicide, a class one misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Her sentencing is scheduled for April 3 in Sarpy County court. 



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