SCRIBNER, NE – Four family members were killed when their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Dodge County on Thursday morning.
News Channel Nebraska reports the passenger vehicle collided with a semi on Highway 275 near Scribner at about 9:45 a.m. Investigators determined that the driver of a Pontiac was going south on the two-lane stretch of the highway and tried to pass another vehicle. The Pontiac driver lost control and hit a semi that was going northbound.
The four people who died, a family from Fremont, were all in the car. The driver, 37-year-old Heidi Lykens-Huisman, and two passengers, 29-year-old Joshua Huisman and a 10-year-old child, all died at the scene. A 9-month-old child was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Fremont. The driver of the truck, 37-year-old Heath Harrison of Beemer, was not hurt.
The crash is under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
The NSP, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department responded to the scene, and Highway 275 was shut down for several hours in the area of the crash.
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