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Omaha woman pleads guilty to motor vehicle homicide in Sarpy County crash

A 25-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a Lincoln man in a two-vehicle crash in Sarpy County.

Kenisha Prentice, 25, pleaded guilty Friday to motor vehicle homicide, causing serious injury while driving while under the influence of alcohol, having a blood-alcohol level above 0.15% and following too closely. She faces up to 24 years in prison when she’s sentenced in February, a day before the anniversary of the crash.

Nabil Shokai, 67, died following the Feb. 9, 2019, crash after being flown to an Omaha hospital. A passenger in Shokai’s vehicle was taken to the medical center with critical injuries and later released.

Investigators determined that Shokai was driving on Interstate 80 just west of the Nebraska 370 entrance ramp when the car stalled in the center lane. His vehicle was struck from behind by a car driven by Prentice, who was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.172%.