OMAHA (KPTM) - An Omaha man police said was behind the wheel and drunk when he crashed Wednesday night, killing his best friend near 124th and Q Street, will have to post $20,000 bond.
Police said 20-year-old Vidal Becerra was speeding when he lost control and crashed into a retaining wall and utility pole, causing his car to flip, killing his friend.
21-year-old Nicholas Galas was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Douglas County Attorney's office says his blood alcohol was, .234, about three times the legal limit.
Becerra is charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide, a class 3 felony with a maximum 25 years in prison and $25,000 fine.
Becerra's family was in court. His mother, JoAnna says Becerra and Galas have been best friends since they were young.
She says she has been a close friend of Gala's mother for the same amount of time.
Becerra says her son and Nicholas Galas went everywhere together, and "were like brothers".
Becerra says she spoke to Galas' mother after the crash. "It was the hardest conversation of my life," she says, "she's a good friend and a good woman."
Vidal Becerra is scheduled to appear in court July 23.
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