Icy conditions this morning might have caused a two-car crash in western Nebraska that killed three, including a young teen-age driver.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department reports that the crash on U.S. Highway 30 near Maxwell killed the 14-year-old driver, a 10-year-old passenger in the car and a passenger in the other vehicle. The driver of the other car has been hospitalized in critical condition.
The 14-year-old had a school permit driver’s license.
The teen-age driver and his 10-year-old passenger were on their way to school when the crash occurred around 7:30 this morning.
According to the sheriff’s office, the 14-year-old lost control of the car and crashed into the other vehicle in the westbound lane of Highway 30. The collision sparked a fire that has made identification of the victims difficult.