A Bloomfield woman is facing a motor vehicle homicide charge after a fatal accident on Interstate 80 in Keith County on Thursday night.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 43-year-old Angela Miller, of Ravenna, was traveling eastbound in a pickup near mile marker 148 on I-80 just after 10:00 p.m. MDT, when an SUV driven by 36-year-old Laura Foster approached Miller’s vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed.
The Patrol says Foster’s vehicle struck Miller’s vehicle in the rear, causing it to cross the median and collide with a semitrailer carrying hazardous materials, causing an explosion.
Miller was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.
She was transported to Great Plains Health, in North Platte, where she died from her injuries.
On Friday afternoon, authorities charged Foster with motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of liquor, refusal to submit to a breath/chemical test and other traffic violations.
According to online records, Foster is still in custody at the Keith County Jail on $200,000 bond.
The driver of the semi, Timothy Soltis, of Kearney, was also transported to GPH. His condition is unknown.
Foster was treated and released at GPH.
The crash closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-80 until early Friday morning.
The crash remains under investigation. Miller was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.