A 34-year-old man has pleaded no contest to motor vehicle homicide and drug charges in connection to a head-on crash near Panama that killed a 20-year-old Lincoln woman in February.
Jeffrey Woutzke, of Auburn, could get up to seven years in prison at his January sentencing for the Feb. 15 collision that killed Morgan Rodgers.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said a search of Woutzke's Jeep turned up 3.6 grams of methamphetamine.
A Crash Reconstruction Team investigated and found that Woutzke had been driving south on Nebraska 43 when he entered the northbound lane and collided with an oncoming Ford Focus that Rodgers was driving just north of the Pella Road intersection.
Rodgers, a certified nursing assistant, had been heading home from work at the Gold Crest Retirement Home in Adams at the time of the crash.
Woutzke pleaded no contest to two counts of possession of methamphetamine for the drugs found that day and when he was arrested on the charges in April.
In August, he was sentenced to two to six years for terroristic threats and use of a deadly weapon and is serving the sentence in Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.