George Hiotis

Z-ville Man Sentenced To Nebraska Prison

by George Hiotis on June 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

A 31-year-old Zanesville man has been sentenced to a Nebraska prison for vehicular homicide while driving drunk.

Evan Shiplett was given six to 10 years in prison. He pleaded no contest and was convicted in March. 

Police said Shiplett was driving fast when his vehicle went out of control and rolled as it left Interstate 480 in Eastern Omaha on September 6th last year.  One of his passengers, 19-year-old Matthew Doty of Council Bluffs, Iowa was killed.  Another passenger, 18-year-old Jacob Levene, of Neola, Iowa left the scene but was taken to a hospital later.