KEARNEY, Neb. — An Idaho boy has died from injuries he suffered in a one-vehicle rollover near Kearney.
About 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Tabitha Tesch, 31, of Eagle, Idaho, was driving a Nissan Pathfinder west on Interstate 80 one mile west of Kearney when she was momentarily distracted. A Nebraska State Patrol dispatcher said the Pathfinder veered to the right, then Tesch overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. It went into the median and rolled.
Tesch’s son T.J., 8, and Dillon Hinkley, 9, both of Eagle, were ejected. T.J. later died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Tesch, along with her children Timothy Tesch, 13, and Annabelle Tesch, 12, and Dillon Hinkley and his sister Ariana Hinkley, 12, all of Eagle, were transported to the hospital.
Condition reports on Tesch and her passengers were unavailable Wednesday.
Tesch was wearing a seat belt, but the dispatcher said it was unknown whether any of the children were restrained. The crash remains under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.