Teen Killed in Crash

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Authorities say that a 16-year-old girl died in the hospital after she and two other teens were hurt in a traffic accident late Wednesday night. She is identified as Cady Reynolds. The accident happened at 132nd and West Center Road.

Police say that an SUV apparently T-boned another car at the intersection around 11 p.m.

Ms. Reynolds was driving the vehicle that was hit. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition with head injuries and later died.

A passenger, 16-year-old Grace Tunning, also suffered head injuries. She was listed in serious but stable condition Thursday evening.

Kathereine Hedgepeth, also 16, was driving the SUV. She was treated for neck pain and released.

Police say that Ms. Hedgepeth was eastbound on Center in a Chevy Blazer when she struck the Geo Prizm driven by Ms. Reynolds, who was traveling northbound on 132nd.

Early Thursday evening, many gathered at Marian High School to remember Cady. School officials say that more than 100 students gathered for a prayer service.

Head of School, Elizabeth Kish says, "She had so many goals and such a bright future ahead of her. She had the world on a platter."

Cady was a sophomore at Marian and Ms. Kish says she was a leader at school and in the community, active in student council, ministry and service clubs.

"She stood out," Kish said. "She was a go-getter. Her personality was absolutely spectacular; exuberant; likeable; very compassionate to others."

Police believe that there were witnesses to the crash but they left the scene before investigators could speak with them.

Omaha Police Sergeant Teresa Negron says, "In this instance, we've got information that there were more people than we spoke to so we're trying to find out who the people are who saw the crash and do interviews based on what they actually saw."

Police would like anyone who witnessed the accident to call 444-5627.


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