Woman enters plea deal in fatal hit-and-run in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln woman pleaded no contest Tuesday in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in 2019.

Casey Maxfield, 22, agreed to plead no contest to leaving the scene of a crash causing seriously bodily injury and motor vehicle homicide.

She struck and killed Tina Mortensen, 41, of Lincoln on Oct. 18, 2019. Mortensen was crossing the street when she was hit and died at the scene.

When she learned the woman she hit died, Maxfield put her vehicle in a ditch by placing a rock on the gas pedal, police said. She turned herself in the next day, The Lincoln Journal Star reported.

She faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced in February.

Maxfield's license was suspended at the time of the crash.

On Tuesday, prosecutors tried to have Maxfield's bond revoked because she was involved in an injury crash Dec. 21 at the same intersection. Maxfield, who still doesn’t have a valid license, wasn’t supposed to be driving as a condition of her bond.

District Judge Robert Otte didn’t immediately make a ruling but said he was inclined to revoke her bond.