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1 killed, 3 injured in crash on icy highway near Mead

1 killed, 3 injured in crash on icy highway near Mead

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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.

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. 

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John Schreier, an Omaha native and sixth-generation Nebraskan, is an assistant city editor and had worked at the Journal Star since 2017.

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