Man sentenced to prison for manslaughter in east Lincoln Labor Day crash
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A 23-year-old man will spend the next decade behind bars after a fatal crash in east Lincoln last Labor Day.
A Lancaster County judge sentenced Dylan Will on Wednesday to 14 to 24 years in prison for manslaughter. He was given credit for 150 days served.
Prosecutors alleged that Will was under the influence of marijuana when he crashed a car near North Cotner Boulevard and Holdrege Street.
The crash killed 25-year-old Yousef Alwaeli on Sept. 5.
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Will’s arrest affidavit says he’d lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pole and tree. Alwaeli was sitting in the back seat.
He then left the scene, but other passengers identified him as the driver. One passenger said he left because he was out on bond.
Will returned to the crash and told police he hadn’t been the driver. But he later admitted to crashing the car, according to the affidavit.
Police later accused Will of smoking marijuana prior to the crash and said he tried passing a vehicle while speeding on Cotner.
On March 31, Will pleaded no contest to one charge of manslaughter. Prosecutors dropped a second charge of failing to render aid.