One person was killed and three more were injured Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash on an icy highway north of Mead, according to the Saunders County Sheriff's Office.
At about 9:30 a.m., the driver of a Ford pickup lost control on icy pavement, crossed into the path of an oncoming Jeep Grand Cherokee and struck the SUV. The collision occurred about 1¾ miles north of Mead on U.S. 77.
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The front-seat passenger in the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Jeep was transported to an Omaha hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the pickup was transported to Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. A passenger in the back seat was treated and released.
The sheriff's office said seat belts were used and that alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.