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Head-on crash west of Omaha sends two to hospital

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:41 PM CDT
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BENNINGTON, Neb. (WOWT) - A driver attempting to illegally pass another vehicle crashed head-on Monday morning west of Omaha, sending at least two people to the hospital.

The driver of a red Ford F-250 was taken to Bergan Mercy by LifeNet suffering critical injuries after being ejected from the car. The other driver of a Ford F-350 was taken to Bergan Mercy as well suffering minor injures to the legs and head after the car uncontrollably rolled, “about a 1/8 of a mile to the east of the bridge on Pawnee Rd,” according to the release.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the F-250 speeding going eastbound was passing another vehicle illegally on Highway 36 out of Bennington and was crossing the Elkhorn River bridge when it hit the F-350 that was pulling a loaded trailer going westbound.

Further in the release, it states witnesses saw the Ford F-250 driver speeding and passing cars before crossing the bridge. It’s reported the cars crashed on Highway 36 in the westbound lane.

Authorities said they believe drugs or alcohol aren’t a factor.

Head-on crash west of Omaha sends two to hospital
Head-on crash west of Omaha sends two to hospital(PHOTO: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

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