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The Nebraska State Patrol released the names of a driver and a child killed in a crash with a semitrailer north of Norfolk on Thursday.

A Buick Enclave driven by Rebecca Fischer, 36, of Plainview, attempted to turn from the northbound lanes of U.S. 81 onto westbound Nebraska 13, but was struck by a southbound semi.

Fischer was pronounced dead at the scene. Three children were also in the vehicle. Two of them, Lium Fischer, 4, and Scarlett Fischer, 5, were taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. The third child, Lara Fischer, 2, was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Lium Fischer died at the Norfolk hospital. The two girls are expected to survive, a State Patrol spokesman said in a news release.

The driver of the semi, Tanner Albus, 26, of Decatur, was also transported to Faith Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.




Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.

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