Lincoln man gets 50 years for fatal crash

A Lincoln man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in a fatal Omaha crash last summer.

A judge sentenced 29-year-old Jefferson Potter on Tuesday for manslaughter, theft and a weapons charge.

Prosecutors say Potter stole a pickup truck and was speeding when he slammed into the back of another vehicle. A passenger in the other vehicle, Jennifer Siemens, died after the crash.

Potter fled after the June 7 crash but was apprehended by witnesses. He was on parole at the time.

Siemens' family members said they were pleased with the lengthy sentence.

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