LHS freshman driving stolen car dies in north Lincoln crash

LHS freshman driving stolen car dies in north Lincoln crash

Fatal car accident, 4.26.2019

A Lincoln police officer waits at the scene of a fatal crash at 55th and Superior streets Friday.

A Lincoln High School freshman was killed in a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Friday morning.

The driver died at the scene, and a passenger suffered nonlife-threatening injuries, Lincoln police Capt. Robert Farber said Friday evening.

Lincoln High Principal Mark Larson sent a letter home to parents Friday afternoon that identified the driver as 14-year-old Kaydance Potter. Lincoln police did not identify the passenger. 

The school said it had a crisis response team available Friday and will again Monday in the school's counseling center.

Witnesses reported that an eastbound 2015 Honda Civic traveling at high speeds on Superior Street near 55th Street lost control and crashed into a pole just after 4 a.m.

The crash closed Superior Street in both directions from 48th to 56th streets for several hours.

The Honda was reported stolen April 15 from a residence in the 5600 block of Canterbury Lane.

Police did not say how Potter came to be in possession of the stolen car.


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