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Nebraska State Patrol: Head-on collision of car, pickup on Nebraska highway kills 2 people


ST. EDWARD, Nebraska — The Nebraska State Patrol says 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 reports ( ) 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 says Sanchez was driving the car and overcorrected after entering a ditch. The car crossed the center line and collided head-on with the pickup driven by Turpitt.

The patrol says 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.

Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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