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Nebraska State Patrol identifies witness to fatal crash near Wahoo

Three siblings died at the intersection of Highways 77 and 109 on Tuesday night as the...
Three siblings died at the intersection of Highways 77 and 109 on Tuesday night as the 18-year-old driver, Monica Chohon, who, after coming to a stop, tried to cross six lanes of traffic.
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:50 AM CDT
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WAHOO, Neb. (WOWT) - Nebraska State Patrol said the driver of the third vehicle at the scene of a crash that left three siblings dead near Wahoo on Tuesday had been located.

NSP said in a release Wednesday night that several people called in with tips and helped authorities locate the driver of a Ford Escape. Interviews with that driver and other witnesses helped investigators determine that the SUV had slowed down at the intersection of Highways 77 and 109 upon noticing the Grand Am head into the intersection after stopping at the stop sign on Highway 109, the release states.

“The Escape was able to stop in time to avoid a collision, but an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500, traveling in the right lane, collided with the Grand Am,” the NSP release states.

The car’s driver, 18-year-old Monica Chohon, and 11- and 7-year-old passengers James and Andrew Chohon were pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash at the intersection. The pickup driver was not injured.

NSP said the crash is still under investigation.

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