HASTINGS — A Kansas truck driver has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash in south-central Nebraska.
Victor Allende, 46, of South Bend, was arrested Sunday in Kansas. Online court records say he has bonded out of jail.
A court affidavit says Allende was eastbound on U.S. Highway 6 east of Hastings on April 24 and was following too closely behind another truck when the other truck stopped for a train crossing.
The affidavit says Allende’s semi rammed the other truck, pushing it into the path of an oncoming pickup driven by 52-year-old Neal Sahling. Sahling, of Wood River, was killed.