Charges changed a third time for York man in fatal crash

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Updated: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:15:11 CST

Charges against a York man accused of driving drunk, causing a fatal crash with an Aurora school teacher have been changed for the third time.
 
37 year-old Otis Newcomb is now facing charges of Felony Manslaughter, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Newcomb had already pleaded not guilty to an aggravated felony count of vehicular homicide.

It was then changed to the current charges along with a charge of Second-degree Assault. That count was then changed to False Reporting...

Now, that charge has been dropped.

Newcomb wants a preliminary hearing on the count of Tampering, which will be handled in County Court first.

The Nebraska Attorney's General Office is assisting the prosecution.

According to police, Newcomb was driving on November 2nd, when his vehicle crossed the center line striking a vehicle carrying 31 year-old Lauren Akerson.

Akerson was pronounced dead at the scene.