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Fatal crash west of Kearney

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating  a two-vehicle fatal crash west of Kearney on Highway 30 between  Eagle Road and Sartoria Road. The crash occurred at approximately 4:10 PM on Monday. The crash resulted in the death of two adult
females and injuries to  two adult males.

According to the preliminary investigation, an eastbound 1998 Toyota 4 Runner lost control and crossed into the westbound driving lane where it collided with a  westbound 2014 Kia Soul SUV. The female driver of  the Kia died at the scene. The  female passenger in the Kia later died at the hospital. The two male occupants of the Toyota were transported to CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital with injuries. Weather and road conditions  may have contributed to the crash.

Members of the Buffalo County Fatality Accident Investigation Team, Kearney Police Department, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, Buffalo County Attorney’s Office, Air Care and Paramedics of the CHI Good Samaritan Health Systems assisted at the scene.

A portion of Highway 30 between Eagle Road and Sartoria Road was closed for a number of hours during the investigation. Next of Kin are being notified. The Buffalo County Attorney has ordered autopsies.

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