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55-year-old woman killed in crash southeast of Lincoln
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55-year-old woman killed in crash southeast of Lincoln

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A 55-year-old woman was killed and four others were injured Friday night in a crash on Nebraska 2 near Rokeby Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

Just after 9 p.m., an eastbound car driven by 55-year-old Kimberly Haes crossed the center line and struck a westbound minivan that was driven by a 19-year-old man.

Haes was pronounced dead at the scene and all four occupants of the minivan were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident occurred in a construction zone where the highway has been reduced from four lanes to two lanes, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office said seat belts were in use by all occupants in both vehicles, and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.

The Lancaster County Attorney has ordered an autopsy, and the crash remains under investigation.

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Alex Lantz is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has had various roles at the Journal Star since 2012. He currently manages the news section on weekends and oversees the internship program.

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