Update: Driver Faces Manslaughter Charge in Friday Wreck

Update: Driver Faces Manslaughter Charge in Friday Wreck

CREATED Jun. 9, 2013

Update: Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has filed charges against the suspect Jefferson Potter.

Authorities have charged him with Manslaughter in the death of Jennifer Siemens stemming from the crash along with theft and gun charges.

Potter faces up to 90 years in prison if convicted.

He is expected to make his first appearance in a Douglas County Courtroom on Wednesday, June 12th.

Authorities are holding Potter in the Douglas County Correctional Center

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Omaha, NE - A Lincoln man faces a manslaughter charge for allegedly causing a multi-vehicle crash that killed a woman in Omaha.

Omaha police say 28-year-old Jefferson D. Potter was driving a stolen pickup and lawn trailer at a high rate of speed on Friday, when he struck a vehicle at the intersection of Saddle Creek Road and Leavenworth Street.
Authorities say Jennifer E. Siemens, of Bellevue, was a front-seat passenger in the vehicle that was struck, and the impact pushed the vehicle for nearly a block. The pickup careened off that vehicle, struck a second vehicle, and then crashed into a Jiffy Lube before hitting a fourth vehicle.
Siemens was hospitalized, but died on Saturday.
Police say Potter climbed out of the pickup and fled but was apprehended by witnesses.

 

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