Hastings man sentenced to at least 38 years in prison
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A Hastings man will serve time in prison for causing a crash that killed two teenagers over a year ago.
According to court documents on December of 2021 Anthony Pingel was charged with motor vehicle homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, stop sign violation and obstruction of a peace officer.
The incident happened in the area of 12th Street and Blaine in rural Adams County. Pingel ran a stop sign while driving drunk and hit a car carrying four people. The accident resulted in the deaths of 16-year-old Victoria Fleming and 18-year-old Tristen Owens.
In September, as part of a plea deal, he pleaded no contest to two counts of manslaughter, two counts counts of third-degree assault and one count of DUI.
He was sentenced on Monday to 18 to 20 years on two counts of manslaughter, one year each for two counts of third assault and 60 days in jail on one count of DUI.
Those sentences add up to 38 to 42 years in prison.