Four young Omaha area women died in a car crash in southeastern Nebraska Saturday night when the driver of their vehicle swerved to miss a deer, the vehicle crossed into the other lane, and was hit broadside by an oncoming vehicle.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports the fatal accident occurred five miles south of Beatrice on Highway 77.
Killed in the crash, according to NSP, were the driver, 21-year-old Akuel Majouk of Omaha, and her three female passengers: 21-year-old Mariana Ramirez of Omaha, 21-year-old Jennifer Guzman of Omaha, and 21-year-old Yoselin Deleon of Bellevue.
According to the NSP, the four women were traveling south on Highway 77 when the driver swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle crossed into the northbound lane. A northbound SUV struck it broadside.
The driver of the SUV, 60-year-old Robert Saunders of Waverly, was transported by medical helicopter to Bryan Trauma Center- West Campus in Lincoln with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Beatrice Fire and Rescue and the Gage County Sheriff’s Office in responding to the accident.