The Nebraska State Patrol says the snowstorm was a contributing factor in a traffic fatality Wednesday afternoon. It was reported just before 4:30pm on Interstate 80 near the Giltner exit
Traffic investigators say 28-year-old Lindsay D. Schluntz of Kearney lost control of her 2005 Chevy Trailblazer while traveling eastbound. She crossed the median and struck a 2000 Saturn driven by 19-year-old Kristina Leigh Ann Allen of Callaway. Allen was killed. Schluntz was not injured.
Both women were wearing a seat belt.
The Nebraska State Patrol reminds motorists that when traveling in winter weather conditions to adjust their speed and never travel faster than conditions allow.
Travelers can utilize Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System at www.511.nebraska.gov, the 511 Mobile Traveler Site at http://www.ndortraveler.mobi or by calling 511 from any landline or cellular phone.
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