A 17-year-old girl who was killed Tuesday in a car crash was described as quiet and good student by Bennington Public Schools Superintendent Terry Haack.
The teen, Morgan Negley of Bennington, was killed when the car she was driving crashed with a pickup truck in northern Douglas County, authorities said.
“We certainly want to offer our condolences,” Haack said Wednesday afternoon.
Counselors will be available for grieving students and staff.
Negley was westbound on Bennington Road when her 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse was struck by a 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck pulling a loaded trailer. The pickup was driven by a 43-year-old Texas man heading north on 204th Street, also known as Nebraska Highway 31, said Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Greg Sampson.
The pickup's driver, Benjamin Torres-Pizano of Lewisville, Texas, was not injured in the collision, which occurred about 5 p.m., and there were no passengers in either vehicle, Sampson said.
Negley failed to stop at a posted two-way stop sign on the northeast corner of the intersection, according to a witness. Her vehicle was struck in the driver's door by the pickup.
A five-month-old Great Dane puppy that was in the back seat of Negley's car died in the crash, the Sheriff's Office said.
The driver of the pickup was not issued a ticket, officials said.