Furnas County fatal car crash case headed to trial court
Court records show 28-year-old Kyiaz Ulanov is charged with two counts of motor-vehicle homicide, two counts of willful reckless driving and one count of violating a stop sign. He waived a probable cause hearing last week and his case has been transferred to trial court.
Court records did not show a date for an arraignment in Furnas County District Court. At arraignment, a suspect typically pleads guilty or not guilty to the charges against him. Ulanov is in the Phelps County jail in Holdrege on $350,000 bond.
Ulanov was arrested April 27 after a two-vehicle crash in Furnas County. A woman and a teenage girl from Burlington, Colo., were killed.
The patrol said the crash happened at the intersection of Highways 283 and 89 near Beaver City. A westbound Dodge Ram pickup driven by Ulanov of Lynwood, Wash., ran a stop sign and crashed into a northbound Hyundai Santa Fe driven by 43-year-old Olvin Luna, also of Burlington, Colo. Ulanov and a passenger in the pickup were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Norton County Hospital in Kansas.
The Nebraska State Patrol said the victims were 43-year-old Miriam Mejia Barrientos and 13-year-old Sloan Luna Portillo, who was Olvin Luna’s daughter.