Nebraska woman pleads no contest in wreck that killed motorcyclist

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PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 74-year-old Bellevue woman has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide in a wreck that killed a motorcyclist.

Susan Barrett entered the plea Friday after a September 2020 crash that killed 23-year-old Nicholas Scarpino-Vestal.

Authorities said Barrett was turning left when she collided with Scarpino-Vestal’s motorcycle in an intersection.

Investigators said both drivers had green lights but Barrett turned in front of the motorcycle. Scarpino-Vestal was thrown from the motorcycle and died later at a hospital.

Barrett was released pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled. She faces a maximum of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

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