A Missouri trucker has been charged with motor vehicle homicide after running over a passenger of a vehicle disabled and in the process of being towed on Interstate 80 near Grand Island.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports 29-year-old Victor Genetti of Sugar Creek, Missouri has been charged with motor vehicle homicide and violating Nebraska’s Move Over law.
According to NSP, a vehicle with 26-year-old India Marie Simpson of Waxhaw, North Carolina as a passenger had hit a deer on I-80, disabling the car. A tow-truck arrived at the scene. Simpson was walking from her vehicle to the tow-truck shortly before one o’clock this morning when a semi tractor-trailer driven by Genetti hit Simpson as she walked on the shoulder.
NSP says troopers attempted resuscitation efforts but were unable to revive Simpson.
Neither the tow-truck operator nor the driver of the disabled car were injured.