Utah Truck Driver Charged in Fatal DUI Crash

Driver Kills One and Leaves One Injured

A Utah truck driver was recently charged with vehicular homicide and a DUI following a tragic accident that killed a Wisconsin woman and left her husband injured.

The crash occurred on Sunday, January 5, around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate I-80, about 4 miles southwest of Grand Island, Nebraska.

37-year-old Peterson Black, a Utah truck driver from Taylorsville, was under the influence of alcohol while driving his big rig west on I-80, according to Hall County Court records.

Black quickly lost control of his truck and swerved over the median into the eastbound lanes of the highway, where a small sport utility vehicle was struck by the tank trailer he was hauling.

The driver of the SUV, William Niedermeier, 72, of Madison, Wisconsin, was heading eastbound when his vehicle became trapped under the trailer. He was taken to a Grand Island hospital. His wife, Mary Niedermeier, also 72, died at the scene of the crash, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Department.

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Posted by Hall County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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