Burwell Man to Appear in Court for Suspected Texting While Driving Death
A 26-year-old Burwell man is set to appear in court Monday for a hearing in his manslaughter case.
Authorities say Joseph White was exchanging texts with his wife when his car
rammed into the rear of a tractor near Westerville in south-central
Nebraska's Custer County on April 30. The driver of the tractor, 55-year-old Joe Willhoit, died.
According to court records, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol says an examination of White's
cellphone and cellphone records showed that just about the time of the
crash, White received a text from his wife and that an unsent text to
his wife was still on his phone.