Driver gets jail, probation for motorcyclist’s crash death

February 27, 2019

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old driver has been given jail time and probation for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

Court records say Daisy Gonzalez, of Madison, was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation. She also must serve five days in jail starting Aug. 2 and 15 more days starting Feb. 1 next year unless waived by a judge.

She’d pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in return for her plea.

The records say the collision occurred Aug. 2 at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 91 and 490th Street. The records say her minivan collided with the motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Joshua Gasper, of Columbus. He died days later of his injuries.