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Nebraska teen gets probation, community service for causing collision that killed 4 people


OMAHA, Nebraska — A 17-year-old Gretna boy who accepted responsibility for causing a collision that killed four people has been sentenced to probation and community service.

The boy had been charged with four counts of misdemeanor vehicular homicide. The Associated Press generally doesn't name juveniles accused of crimes.

On Wednesday he was put on probation until the day before his 19th birthday and must complete 200 hours of community service over the next 15 months.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on April 5 northwest of Omaha. Authorities say the boy didn't halt at a stop sign at an intersection. His pickup knocked an eastbound vehicle into traffic, where it was struck by a westbound vehicle. The four killed were in the eastbound and westbound vehicles.

The boy and his passenger were hospitalized.

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