WAHOO, NE – Three people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was involved in a collision with a pickup truck in Saunders County, KOLN reports.
The Nebraska State Patrol and Saunders County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the crash at Highway 77 and Highway 109 near Wahoo at about 7 p.m. Investigators said the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am stopped at a stop sign, then attempted to proceed through the intersection. At that point the vehicle was hit by a Dodge Ram 3500 heading east on Highway 77. Traffic on Highway 77 has the right of way at the intersection, authorities say.
The Pontiac rolled into a ditch after the crash. The 18-year-old driver, Monica Chohon, and two passengers, ages 11 and 7, were pronounced dead at the scene. The three were siblings who were residents of Wahoo.
The pickup driver, 40-year-old Tobias Hartung of Fremont, was not injured. The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking to speak with the driver of another vehicle that was stopped in the left lane of Highway 77 prior to the crash.
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