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2 killed in collision in northeastern Nebraska

2 killed in collision in northeastern Nebraska

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ST. EDWARD, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol said two people are dead and a young girl injured following the head-on crash of a car and a pickup on state Highway 39 in Platte County.

The Lincoln Journal Star reported that the crash happened around 1 a.m. Saturday just southeast of St. Edward.

The crash killed 40-year-old Maggie Turpitt, of Genoa, and 24-year-old Daniel Sanchez, of Cedar Rapids.

The patrol said Sanchez was driving the car and over-corrected after entering a ditch. The car crossed the center line and collided head-on with the pickup driven by Turpitt.

The patrol said a young girl in Turpitt’s vehicle was taken to a hospital. Her condition was unavailable Saturday morning.

Sanchez and Turpitt were pronounced dead at the scene.

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