A 36-year-old Plainview woman as well as her four-year-old girl have been killed in a car crash in northeastern Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of those killed in the Pierce County crash early Thursday afternoon.
NSP identifies the woman as Rebecca Fischer and her daughter as Lium Fischer.
According to the patrol, Fischer was driving in a sport utility vehicle when she attempted to turn from the northbound lanes of Highway 81 onto westbound Highway 13. A southbound semi, driven by 26-year-old Tanner Albus of Decatur, ran into the SUV.
Rebecca Fischer died at the scene.
Fischer’s three children were in the vehicle: four-year-old Lium, five-year-old Scarlett Fischer, and two-year-old Lara Fischer. Lium and Scarlett were taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk; Lium died at the hospital. Lara was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The surviving girls are expected to recover from their injuries.
Albus is being treated at Faith Regional for non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.