Four Nebraskans have died in weather-related accidents over the past 24 hours.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports an elderly couple died in a crash in northeastern Nebraska Sunday afternoon. The office says 85-year-old Virlyn Lukens of Emerson and his 77-year-old wife, Marvel Lukens, were killed when Virlyn lost control of their pick-up near Hoskins on icy Highway 35 and a SUV trailing them ran into the pick-up.
The driver of the SUV, 45-year-old Robbi Johnson of Norfolk, was taken to a Norfolk hospital.
Omaha police report a 58-year-old Omaha man died from injuries suffered in the wreck of his van last night.
Police report Roy Tiller was driving too fast on snow-covered streests around 10 o’clock Sunday evening. He was driving south off westbound Storz Expressway onto Highway 75. Tiller lost control of the van. It hit a guardrail twice, ejecting him.
Officials report rain turned to heavy, wet snow in Omaha last night worsening driving conditions throughout the evening.
A young Lincoln woman was killed in a weather-related traffic accident early this morning just outside the city limits of Lincoln.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says 27-year-old Jessica Lyons was a passenger in the backset of the SUV when the driver lost control of the vehicle on a patch of ice. It spun into the ditch.
Wagner says Lyons was thrown from the SUV. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The driver, 45-year-old John Norbert, was a Lincoln Journal Star carrier who was training Jessica and her husband John on the paper route. Norbert suffered serious injuries. John Lyons was treated and released.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, and Karla James contributed to this story.