A 21-year-old driver has been charged with manslaughter for the death of a friend who'd fallen from the back of a truck near their college in southeast Nebraska.
CRETE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say Cody Barnes faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday in Saline County Court.
Police say 20-year-old Cody Fanning, from Wauneta and some other friends were riding in the back of the truck around 3 a.m. on April 25 when Barnes turned. Fanning fell from the truck, striking his head on the street. He died at a hospital.
The accident occurred near Doane College in Crete, where Barnes and Fanning were both students.
A public phone listing for Barnes could not be found. A phone listed for his lawyer wasn't answered on Thursday morning.
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