September 23, 2014

Two killed in rear-end collision in southeastern Nebraska

Two people died in a rear end collision on Highway 34 in southeastern Nebraska Sunday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports 23-year-old Matthew Kirkchhoff of Weeping Water and 22-year-old Emily Widger of Lincoln died at the scene, a mile and a half southeast of Elmwood.

According to the sheriff’s office, Kirchoff was driving west on Highway 34 with Widger as a passenger when a car driven by 25-year-old Edward Koch of Quincy, Illinois struck his car from behind. Koch was taken to a hospital in Lincoln.

The investigation into the crash continues.

Murray man killed in weekend rollover crash

A 38-year-old Murray man has been killed after he lost control of his car on a curve, driving off the roadway, and rolling over.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports Kevin Light was pronounced dead at the scene, Saturday morning on the southern side of Plattsmouth.

Investigators for the office say Light was driving too fast in heavy rain to make the curve.

Woman dies from injuries suffered after her car crashes into pole

A young woman died of injuries suffered when her car rammed into a utility pole in southwest Omaha.

Omaha police say 29-year-old Ashley Carter of La Vista died later at an Omaha hospital from injuries suffered in the wreck.

Police say witnesses reported the care had been moving erratically before the fatal accident early Saturday evening.

Head-on crash outside Lincoln kills one, injures another

A head-on crash southwest of Lincoln killed one and injured another.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports the crash occurred very early Thursday morning when a sports utility vehicle, attempting to pass another car, collided with a car just outside Lincoln.

The driver of the car, 28-year-old Abraham Raymundo of Crete, was taken to a Lincoln hospital by helicopter. Surgeons attempted to save him, but he died in surgery about five hours after the crash occurred.

The passenger in the car, a 19-year-old woman from Crete, was taken to Bryan West hospital. Authorities expect her to live.

The investigation continues.


Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this article.

Pre-schooler killed in western Nebraska ATV accident

A four-year-old girl has died in an ATV accident in western Nebraska.

The Box Butte Sheriff’s Office reports Josephine Magnuson died from injuries suffered when the four-wheeler she was riding on wrecked Saturday. The office says an eight-year-old was driving when the vehicle rolled over.

The girl was taken to the Box Butte General Hospital, where she later died.

The accident occurred on a ranch west of Alliance.