Nebraska's appeals court isn't giving any relief to a southeast Nebraska man serving time for a 2020 hit-and-run crash.

The Nebraska Court of Appeals upheld 35-year-old Dustin Pierce's convictions in an opinion published Tuesday.

Pierce had appealed, saying that there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict him of failing to render aid in the crash that injured a woman as she walked in Auburn on Mother's Day of 2020. The appeals court, however, disagreed.

Nemaha County Attorney Louie Ligouri at the time that he believed it was obvious Pierce panicked after hitting Hendrix but he said Pierce tried to cover up his involvement afterward. At his trial in May, Pierce said he was texting when he hit the pedestrian.

Pierce is currently set to be released from prison in December of next year.