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Driver arrested in Lincoln crash that killed passenger

May 24, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say a driver has been arrested in a crash last month that killed her passenger.

Police say 22-year-old Deja Webster was arrested Friday on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide in the April 27 crash that killed 20-year-old Jasmyn Chalk, who was a passenger in Webster’s car.

Police say an investigation showed Webster was speeding over 80 mph on a city street in Lincoln when she lost control and struck an outer barrier wall of a bridge before hitting a tree.

Officials say Chalk was thrown from the vehicle and declared dead at a hospital.

Police say alcohol containers and marijuana were found in the vehicle, and a blood test confirmed Webster had a blood alcohol content of 0.110. The legal limit to drive is .08..

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