La Vista Police identifiy two killed in multiple-vehicle crash
LA VISTA, Neb. (WOWT) - La Vista Police said Wednesday that two people died in a crash involving multiple vehicles Wednesday morning.
LVPD Capt. DJ Barcal said Dale Starry, 76, and Marina Krol, 28, both of La Vista, were killed in the crash.
Just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, first responders were called to an intersection near 72nd and Harrison streets. Police at the scene said six vehicles were involved in the fatal crash.
“Preliminarily, we can tell a vehicle was northbound on 72nd Street, probably at a high rate of speed, and struck a vehicle from behind which caused a chain reaction,” Capt. Barcal told 6 News on Wednesday morning. “We have two people who are deceased at the scene. One party was transported to the hospital as a precaution and the other drivers were able to walk away on their own.”
Chief Bob Lausten with the La Vista Police said Thursday that seven vehicles were involved in the crash, noting that one vehicle initially left the scene but returned. Starry was traveling at a high speed — fast enough that the vehicle was launched about 30 yards in a northeast direction, he said.
Chief Lausten had alerted the public Wednesday morning that the 72nd and Harrison Street intersection was closed as crews worked to clear the road following the crash. He tweeted just before noon that the intersection had reopened.
Police said a man and a woman in separate vehicles died in the crash.
La Vista Police said they do have witnesses to the crash and are checking businesses in the area for security videos. On Thursday, Chief Lausten said police had obtained video evidence of the time leading up to the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.
Correction: Due to a source error, the age of the younger victim was incorrect in a previous report.
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