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Man gets jail, probation for crash deaths of 2 people

July 10, 2019

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A driver has been given 360 days in jail for the crash deaths of two people in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County.

Court records say 18-year-old Parker Short was sentenced Monday. He also was fined $300 for each count and must serve two years of probation and perform 100 hours of community service. He’d pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor vehicular homicide.

The accident occurred Sept. 19 south of Hastings. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says Short’s westbound vehicle collided at an intersection with a northbound vehicle driven by Isaiah Zapata. Witnesses say Short didn’t halt at a stop sign.

The two drivers and one of Zapata’s passengers were hospitalized. The sheriff’s office says two other passengers in Zapata’s vehicle died at a Grand Island hospital: Jessica Guerrero, of Lexington, and Jose Martinez, of Grand Island. Both were 19 years old.

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