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Nebraska woman, accused of causing deadly crash in Bellevue last month, was arrested and charged

PAPILLION, Nebraska – A lady from Omaha has been detained in connection with the investigation into a three-vehicle collision in Bellevue last month that left two people dead and four others injured.

Maria Diaz Castelan, 33, was detained on Wednesday and charged with vehicular homicide, according to a news release issued by the Sarpy County Attorney’s office Wednesday evening.

The report indicates that crash investigators determined Castelan ran a red light at Cornhusker Road while traveling southbound on Fort Crook Road on September 23 night.

According to the announcement, alcohol and speed were likely factors in the accident.

The collision claimed the lives of Victor Munoz Garcia, 30, and Kirsten Fritz, 23, and injured four others.

In a press release, Chief Deputy Sarpy County Attorney Bonnie Moore stated, “This was a horrible car accident in which two people died and three others were injured.” “These types of collisions are avoidable through safe driving. No amount of justice will bring back the victims. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families.”

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