WEST POINT, Neb. – A 24-year-old Omaha man has been sentenced to prison for the death of a northeast Nebraska woman.

District Judge Mark Johnson sentenced Jacob Kenney to 3-to-5 years for motor vehicle homicide and an additional 12-to-18 months for DUI causing serious bodily injury. Kenney's license was also revoked for 15 years.

At a February pre-trial conference in Cuming County District Court, Jacob Kenney and his attorney Stu Dornan stated that Kenney would plead no contest to motor vehicle homicide, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and theft of over $5,000. The theft charge was later amended to a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.

As part of the plea agreement, two additional felony charges -- manslaughter and failure to render aid -- were dropped as part of the plea agreement. Two misdemeanor charges were also dismissed as part of the deal.

Kenney was accused of killing 38-year-old Tara Lantz, of Beemer, in two-vehicle crash last May.

The Cuming County Sheriff’s Office said a car driven by Kenney crossed the center line and struck a pickup driven by Lantz’s husband, Curt Lantz Jr., on Highway 275 east of Wisner.

Tara Lantz was pronounced dead at the scene, while Curt Lantz was hospitalized for his injuries.

The Cuming County Sheriff’s Office said Kenney was not in his vehicle when authorities arrived, leading them to conduct a search. During the search, it was discovered that a personal vehicle of a first responder was also missing.

Officials said that a page was sent out to surrounding counties to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle in relation to the crash.

The vehicle was later located by law enforcement east of Highway 275 and Highway 15 junction in Cuming County.

The Cuming County Sheriff's Office said Kenney was found in the stolen vehicle, and Nebraska State Patrol troopers reported smelling alcohol on him. Kenney was treated and transported by to Faith Regional Medical in Norfolk.

After Kenney was medically treated and released from the hospital, he was arrested on multiple charges and taken to the Madison County Jail.