SCHUYLER, Neb. – A Schuyler man accused of driving a vehicle drunk that crashed and killed his passenger will be sentenced on a manslaughter charge next week.
27-year-old Jesus Vasquez De La Cruz pleaded no contest to the charge last fall.
In April of 2016, deputies say they arrived on scene in rural Colfax County and found two men on the ground next to an SUV in a ditch.
One man, Moises Aguilar-Aguilar, was pronounced dead at the Schuyler hospital. Vasquez-De La Cruz was sent to the hospital and was able to recover.
Records say Vasquez De La Cruz had a BAC over .15, when he lost control of the SUV and rolled the vehicle down a steep embankment.
In exchange for his plea, Vasquez De La Cruz had several charges dropped including: DUI +.15 and driving without a license.
He’ll be sentenced next Wednesday and faces up to 20 years in prison with the possibility of only receiving probation.