Fatality accident

Washington County sheriff's deputies, along with Arlington, Blair and Kennard fire and rescue units, responded to a rollover accident Friday on County Road 18 just west of County Road 23. Heidy Martinez, 14, of Blair was killed in the crash.

The Washington County Attorney's Office filed charges Thursday against a juvenile and an adult two months after the crash that killed a 14-year-old Blair girl.

Dylan Maguire, 14, is charged with motor vehicle homicide, a Class 3A felony; three counts of second degree assault, a Class 2A felony; and reckless driving, a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Maguire will face his charges in juvenile court.

Heidy Martinez

Heidy Martinez

Heidy Martinez died on July 5 when Maguire lost control of the a Chevrolet SUV on a farm field road, entered a corn field on the east side of the road and rolled The accident happened on County Road 18, a half-mile west of County Road 23.

Maguire and four others were injured. Only one occupant of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.

Makayla Maguire, Dylan's mother who was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash, is charged with six counts of negligent child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Both mother and son are scheduled to appear in Washington County Court on Oct. 17.

Since the accident, the county attorney's office has worked with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol in investigating the circumstances surrounding Martinez's death.

County Attorney Scott Vander Schaaf announced the charges in a press release.

"As this is an open case, I cannot comment any further other than to say that my sympathies continue to remain with the victims and their families during this difficult time and that the matter will now go through the court process," he said.

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