LINCOLN, NE – A car accident in northeast Lincoln Tuesday morning killed a teenage passenger in the vehicle, police said.
According to KOLN, the incident took place north of 70th Street and Fletcher Avenue at 12:45 a.m. Lincoln police said a 17-year-old boy went off the roadway while driving south on 70th Street and struck a tree.
A 16-year-old boy who was a passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a student at Lincoln High School and a member of the football team, school officials said. The driver, a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were seriously hurt, but their injuries were not regarded as life-threatening. All four occupants of the vehicle were Lincoln residents.
Police are investigating the wreck, and are looking into whether drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor.
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