The Nebraska State Patrol has released more information on the Thursday morning crash that claimed the lives of four people on Highway 275 near Scribner.
The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. Thursday, just southeast of Scribner on Highway 275. After preliminary investigation, investigators believe a southbound Pontiac sedan attempted to pass another vehicle on the two-lane portion of Highway 275, lost control, and struck a northbound semi.
The four occupants of the Pontiac were a family from Fremont. The driver, Heidi Lykens-Huisman, 37, and passengers, Joshua Huisman, 29, and Jaymasin Lykens, 10, were all pronounced deceased at the scene. The fourth occupant, Nova Huisman, 9 months old, was transported by Scribner Rescue to the hospital in Fremont and later passed away.
The semi driver, Heath Harrison, 37, of Beemer was not injured. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department assisted at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing. Highway 275 was closed for several hours, but it has since reopened.
Original story posted at 1:18 p.m.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the lives of four people Thursday morning on Highway 275 near Scribner.
The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. Thursday just east of Scribner on Highway 275, involving a passenger vehicle and a semi, according to a State Patrol press release. Two adults and one child were pronounced dead at the scene. A second child was transported to a hospital in Fremont where the child passed away, the release said. All four fatalities were from the passenger vehicle.
Investigators are working to identify the victims at this time. Family relationships of those involved were not known as of 1 p.m. Thursday.
The investigation remains ongoing. Highway 275 near the area remained closed as of 1 p.m. and will likely remain closed for some time, the State Patrol said.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department are also on scene to assist.