A Nebraska man accused in a western Iowa traffic crash this summer that killed four motorcyclists has entered a written plea of not guilty.
The August 9th crash on Interstate 29 in Harrison County killed four men who were returning home after attending an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
The crash occurred in a construction zone when a pickup driven by 21-year-old Andrew Schlichtemeier crossed the center line and hit the four motorcycles.
The Iowa State Patrol said Schlichtemeier’s blood-alcohol level was more than four-and-a-half times the legal limit. The Murray, Nebraska, man remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.
He has entered a written plea of not guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide. Schlichtemeier’s trial is scheduled for December 7.