August 14, 2022

Liberal Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide


OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with vehicular homicide for the crash deaths of four Iowa residents in western Nebraska. Authorities say a car driven by Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez, of Liberal, Kansas, crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 26 south of Lake McConaughy (muh-KAH’-nuh-hay) on July 1, striking two motorcycles carrying two people each.

The crash killed 61-year-old Jim Matheny and 54-year-old Sheila Matheny, both of Bedford, and 58-year-old Michal Weese and 59-year-old Jerolyn Weese, both of Council Bluffs. Court records don’t list an attorney for Cisneros-Hernandez, who remained in the Keith County Jail on Friday.

According to authorities Cisneros-Hernandez only had one hour of sleep before leaving on his drive from Sidney, Montana to Liberal.