Three people, including two teenagers, were seriously injured Wednesday night in a three-vehicle traffic accident near Plattsmouth, Neb.

Lt. Larry Burke of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said the accident occurred at 6:50 p.m. at U.S. Highway 75 and Wiles Road just south of Plattsmouth.

Burke said Tyler Fischer, 17, of Nehawka, Neb.; Wyatt Boren, 15, of Murray, Neb.; and Diana Stratbucker, 54, of Fort Calhoun, Neb., were seriously injured and taken to Creighton University Medical Center.

Thursday, a CUMC spokesman said Fischer was in fair condition and Boren and Stratbucker remained in serious condition.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol investigated the crash, which forced a traffic detour in the area Wednesday night.

The investigators determined that Fischer, who was southbound on Highway 75 in a GMC pickup truck, struck the rear of a Jeep Cherokee driven by Boren. Fischer's pickup then hit a northbound oncoming Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Stratbucker, Burke said.

Stratbucker and Boren had to be cut free from their vehicles by rescue-squad personnel, he said.

Burke added that the crash remains under investigation.

— Jay Withrow

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