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Manslaughter trial set in Buffalo County crash that killed 2

March 8, 2018

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Kearney for man accused of the drunken driving deaths of two people in south-central Nebraska.

Court records say 24-year-old Kalen Pfeiffer, of rural Amherst, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter and one of drunken driving.

The crash occurred just before 3 a.m. on Feb. 4 last on a gravel road northwest of Amherst in Buffalo County. Investigators say a large pickup driven by Pfeiffer and carrying five other adults left the road, entered a roadside ditch and rolled.

Two of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene: 21-year-old Amber Frerichs, of Bassett, and 29-year-old Neal Maloley, of Kearney.

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