Nebraska teen gets probation for crash that killed girl

The teenage driver of an SUV that crashed last summer in eastern Nebraska, killing a passenger, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years of probation.
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BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The teenage driver of an SUV that crashed last summer in eastern Nebraska, killing a passenger, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 1/2 years of probation.

Dylan Maguire, who was 14 at the time of the crash, appeared in court for a hearing before Washington County Juvenile Judge Francis W. Barron III. Maguire was sentenced for motor vehicle homicide reckless driving.

The length of probation coincides with Maguire’s 19th birthday. Barron also ordered the teen to perform 200 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the family of the teen who died.

Prosecutors dismissed three counts of second-degree assault, according to court documents.

The crash in Washington County killed 14-year-old Heidy Martinez on July 5, 2019.

Officials said the Chevrolet SUV was going south when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which then entered a cornfield on the east side of the road and rolled.

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