Truck Driver Faces Additional Charge in Clay County Crash


A truck driver has been charged with an additional man-slaughter charge after a third person died as result from a traffic accident last week.

Kenneth Johnson, of Eagle, is now facing three class-three felony manslaughter charges.

The Clay County accident killed a Hastings couple, 53-year-old Gary Isom and 52-year-old Susan Isom, when their SUV was struck by the semi driven by Johnson.

Their daughter, 26-year-old Tiffany Isom, died several days after the collision. Her 16-year-old brother was also injured in the accident.

Authorities say Johnson failed to heed a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Nebraska Highway 14 near Saronville. The accident occurred early Thursday morning.