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Authorities in Sarpy County south of Omaha say a wrong-way driver caused a head-on crash that killed him and left two others — including a child — seriously injured.

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened early Saturday morning on U.S. 75 when 32-year-old Juan Pablo Muro of Lexington was driving north in the southbound lanes of the highway.

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Officials say a police officer was on the way to the area to check on reports of a wrong-way driver when Muro's car hit a sport-utility vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Bellevue woman.

The woman and her 2-year-old son, who was in the SUV, were seriously injured and remained hospitalized Saturday. Muro died at the scene.

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