Man gets 35-40 years in prison for fatally striking pedestrian while driving drunk in Omaha

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OMAHA, Nebraska — A 31-year-old man has been given 35 to 40 years in prison for running into and killing a Creighton University professor while driving drunk in Omaha.

Pedro Diego-Antonio had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of vehicular homicide with a prior conviction for driving under the influence. He was sentenced on Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.

Authorities say Diego-Antonio had drunk more than a dozen beers last June and was driving down Dodge Street when his car struck Dr. Edward Horowitz, who was in a crosswalk, crossing with the proper signal. Horowitz was a physician and an associate professor of medicine at Creighton.

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