The 22-year-old driver of a sports utility vehicle which collided with two motorcycles, killing four, has been hospitalized in Greeley, Colorado.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez was driving his SUV eastbound on Highway 26 south of Lake McConaughy in Keith County when he crossed the center line and struck the two motorcycles Saturday morning. Each motorcycle had two riders.
Cisneros-Hernandez was taken to Ogallala Community Hospital initially and then transferred to a hospital in Greeley.
Killed in the crash were 61-year-old James Matheny and 52-year-old Shelia Matheny of Bedford, Iowa on one motorcycle and 58-year-old Michal Weese and 59-year-old Jerolyn Weese of Council Bluffs, Iowa on the second motorcycle.
NSP says the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The Nebraska State Patrol urges motorists to use extra caution during the holiday weekend as a record number of travelers are expected to be on the roads throughout the country.