Alcohol might have contributed to a fatal crash in south-central Nebraska which left three dead and two injured.
The Nebraska State Patrol says the accident at around two o’clock this morning occurred when a southbound car on Road 447 appeared to have run a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 30 east of Overton and was struck broadside by a vehicle traveling east on Highway 30.
NSP reports the preliminary investigation indicates 20-year-old Angelique Kampmann of Elm Creek failed to stop at the intersection. A sport utility vehicle driven by 37-year-old Kasey Rayburn of Elm Creek struck the car on the passenger side.
NSP reports three passengers in Kampmann’s car died at the scene: 20-year-old Donald Anderson of Overton, 27-year-old Karli Michael of Pontiac, Illinois, and 18-year-old Ziera Nickerson of Kearney. Kampmann and a fourth passenger, 18-year-old Ashley Kemp of Kearney, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Rayburn was examined by emergency medical personnel on the scene, but was not taken to the hospital.
The investigation into the crash continues.