A special prosecutor Wednesday charged a former Nebraska state trooper with two misdemeanors for his part in a pursuit that led to a deadly crash.
Timothy "Tim" Flick could get up to two years in jail if convicted of motor vehicle homicide and making a false statement under oath. He also is charged with careless driving, an infraction, the Journal Star reports.
Flick was fired from the patrol in connection to what happened, according to the State Troopers Association of Nebraska.
According to the State Patrol, on Oct. 3, 2016, Flick was involved in the pursuit of a car that had run a stop sign on a county road north of Gordon in Sheridan County. His patrol car intercepted the vehicle, which crashed into a ditch and rolled. The driver, Antoine L. Ladeaux, 32, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, was ejected and died at the scene.
A grand jury found no wrongdoing by Flick. But District Judge Travis O'Gorman later appointed former U.S. Attorney for Nebraska Joe Stecher to look into any potential criminal wrongdoing regarding what happened and the investigation that followed.