Iowa woman pleads guilty in Nebraska vehicular homicide case

Defendant in fatal crash has deadly driving record

DAKOTA CITY, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for fatally striking a pedestrian in northeast Nebraska’s Dakota County.

The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal reports that Maria Gonzalez-Diego, of Sioux City, Iowa, entered the plea Tuesday. Prosecutors dropped a charge of failure to stop at the scene of a fatal accident. Her sentencing is scheduled for March 10.

South Sioux City police have said Gonzalez-Diego’s northbound vehicle hit 62-year-old Antonia Lopez De Ramirez the night of June 24 as she walked across a street. Police say Gonzalez-Diego’s vehicle continued north. A Sioux City, Iowa, officer later found Gonzalez-Diego and arrested her.