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1 killed, 2 other people in car hospitalized after Nebraska Panhandle collision, patrol says


MELBETA, Nebraska — Authorities say a 72-year-old woman has been killed in a car collision with a semitrailer in the Nebraska Panhandle.

The accident occurred about 8:45 a.m. Sunday. The Nebraska State Patrol says Ladena Hill, of Melbeta, was a passenger in a car driven by 36-year-old Brandee Hill, of Gering. The patrol says Hill was driving north on a county road when she pulled onto Nebraska Highway 92 and was struck by the westbound big rig.

Brandee Hill and another passenger in the car were taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. On Monday hospital nursing supervisor Evelyn Bentley said Brandee Hill's condition had been upgraded to serious. The hospital couldn't provide information on the other passenger.

The patrol says the truck driver wasn't injured.

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