A military veteran who has said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder was ruled mentally incompetent in connection with a deadly crash with a pedestrian.

Dustin Salisbury, 34, faced charges of second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. 

Douglas County District Judge Kimberly Miller Pankonin ordered Salisbury to be committed to the Lincoln Regional Center for treatment. Pankonin, who reviewed a competency evaluation of Salisbury, said Friday "there is a substantial probability" that Salisbury can "become competent within the foreseeable future."

Authorities have said Salisbury rammed into Jessi Domingo with his pickup truck on June 21, 2017, sending Domingo flying into a garage and killing him.

Domingo, 23, had called his cousin moments after the crash to say he was going to die.

Salisbury called 911 to say he had crashed his pickup truck near a Ralston apartment complex, but didn't mention Domingo until officers questioned him. 

He then told police that he had argued with a Hispanic man in his yard, but then he blacked out. 

The judge set a March hearing to determine whether Salisbury is competent to stand trial.  

Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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