A Nebraska man has pled guilty to vehicular homicide charges in connection with the deaths of four motorcyclists in western Iowa. Andrew Schlichtemeier, 22, of Murray, Nebraska entered his guilty plea this morning in Harrison County District Court.
Iowa authorities have said Schlictemeier swerved his pickup truck into oncoming traffic in a construction zone on Interstate 29 on August 9, near Little Sioux, killing the three men from western Iowa and one from Nebraska. The men were returning from a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
As part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, Schlictemeier admitted to being drunk at the time of the crash. Prosecutors have recommended two of the terms would run consecutively, while the remaining two would be served at the same time, meaning Schlictemeier would serve 50-years in prison. His sentencing was set for March 24.
Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic