NELIGH, NE – Three people were killed in a collision between a truck and a sport utility vehicle in Antelope County Friday afternoon.
According to KOLN, the crash occurred at an intersection in Neligh at about 1 p.m. The driver of a semi-truck was going south on Highway 14 when he did not stop at the intersection with Highway 275 and slammed into a westbound Dodge Journey SUV, state troopers said.
The impact sent both vehicles into a residential area where they struck a GMC Terrain that was parked and not occupied. The Journey and the Terrain also hit a home and caused some damage. Two Orchard residents who were in the Journey died at the scene. They were identified as the driver, 74-year-old Geraldine Elsberry, and a passenger, 72-year-old Norman Elsberry. The driver of the truck also died at the scene, and was identified as 31-year-old Shane Ernest of Dalton.
Highway 14 south was closed in the area for several hours while authorities worked at the crash scene. The wreck is under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
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