Plea Hearing Scheduled for Driver in “Fallen Four” Crash

A plea hearing is scheduled next month for the Iowa driver who’s accused of killing four motorcyclists last August.

Investigators say 22-year-old Andrew Schlichtemeier was four-and-a-half times the legal limit when his pickup truck swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed into the four motorcyclists returning from Strugis. The accident occurred on August 9th on Interstate 29 near Little Sioux, Iowa.

Schlichtemeier, a UNL student, was scheduled to have a suppression hearing Wednesday. His attorney had asked that his blood alcohol level and statements made to investigators not be allowed in a trial. That hearing has been canceled and a plea hearing has been scheduled for February 10th instead.

Schlichtemeier has pleaded not guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide. The motorcyclists, commonly referred to as the “fallen four,” were 62-year-old Dennis Chaney, 49-year-old Dale Aspedon, 62-year-old Steven Benscoter, and 48-year-old Jay Bock.

If you have been injured by the carelessness of another person, please contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling (515) 705-0233.

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