A 21-year-old woman was arraigned on three counts of Manslaughter Monday in Dawson County District Court in connection with a two-vehicle accident near Overton that claimed three lives. The charges were amended from three counts of Motor Vehicle Homicide while Driving Under the Influence. Angeligue Kampmann of Platte Center is also charged with Kampmann is also charged with Driving Under the Influence While Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Dawson County District Judge Jim Doyle accepted her not guilty plea and set a jury trial for February 11, 2020 at 9:00am. A preliminary hearing was also set for January 24, 2020 at 8:30am.
The accident occurred about two miles east of Overton on Highway 30 around 2:00am on October 16, 2018.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol a car, driven by Kampmann, was traveling southbound when it failed to stop at the intersection and struck another vehicle. Three passengers in Kampmann’s vehicle were all pronounced dead at the scene. They included Donald Anderson, 20, of Overton, Karli Michael, 27 of Pontiac, Illinois, and Ziera Nickerson, 18, of Kearney. Kampmann, 20 of Elm Creek, and another passenger, Ashley Kemp, 18, of Kearney, were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. The State Patrol’s preliminary investigation indicated that alcohol was suspected as a factor in the crash.
On October 24, 2019, the driver of the other vehicle, 38-year-old Kasey Rayburn, 37 of Elm Creek, pled no contest in Dawson County Court to an amended charge of Driving Under the Influence- First Offense. Dawson County Judge Jeff Wightman found her guilty and sentencing for the Misdemeanor is scheduled for January 7, 2020 at 3:30pm.