Woman charged in South Sioux City fatal hit-and-run pleads not guilty

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Maria Gonzalez Diego
Courtesy Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (KCAU) – A woman accused of a South Sioux City hit-and-run that killed a woman pleaded not guilty.

Maria Gonzalez-Diego, 19, of Sioux City, appeared in Dakota County District Court in Dakota City, Nebraska on Tuesday morning. She is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and motor vehicle homicide.

Gonzalez-Diego is accused of hitting Antonia Lopez de Ramirez with her car in June in South Sioux City and then leaving the scene. Lopez de Ramirez later died from her injuries.

Pre-trial for Gonzalez-Diego will take place on January 7, 2020, at 9 a.m. She already pleaded guilty to OWI charges in Woodbury District Court in October.

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