82-Year-Old Charged with Misdemeanor Motor Vehicle Homicide
An 82-year-old woman will face a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charge in connection to a crash that killed an Omaha cyclist. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says Ruth A. Jeffers, of La Vista, if convicted, could face up to one year in jail or up to two years of probation. Authorities say Jeffers swerved across a traffic lane last month and struck 56-year-old Jim Johnston. He later died at a hospital. Kleine says Jeffers swerved her vehicle to avoid a stopped car in front of her.