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Omaha teen charged with vehicular manslaughter in June crash that killed motorcyclist

An Omaha teenager is charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a June crash that killed a Council Bluffs motorcyclist.

Police and prosecutors said Manuel Tercero-Ramos, 17, was under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly crossed the road the wrong way, hitting and killing motorcyclist Jaramiah Droescher, 35.

According to a search warrant for Tercero-Ramos’ vehicle, Tercero-Ramos was driving a 2010 Lincoln-Continental MKZ westbound on L Street shortly after 5 p.m. on June 3. Near the intersection of 38th and L streets, Tercero-Ramos crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck Droescher head-on.

Droescher died three days after being taken to hospital. Tercero-Ramos was taken into custody at the scene of the accident.

Tercero-Ramos was charged as an adult and his bail was set at $1 million, meaning he will have to pay $100,000 to be released before trial. If convicted, Tercero-Ramos faces up to 20 years in prison.

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