Update: Two Dead in Fiery Crash Near Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Neb. -- Sarpy County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a two car accident near Louisville that killed two people and injured another.

Just after 4 a.m. Friday crews were called to a car accident on Highway 50, north of Louisville. Initial reports to 911 said people were trapped and the pickup was on fire.

Deputies believe the pickup ran a stop sign and collided with a semi in the intersection. The pickup was reported to have been dragged about 300 feet. Officials say it was pinned under the trailer and caught fire.

It took crews more than two hours to free the driver of the pickup, 25-year-old David Gressly of Lincoln. He was flown by helicopter to UNMC where he died.

The passenger, 19-year-old Tyler Armnecht of Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver the of the semi was transported to a hospital in good condition.

Highway 50 was closed from Cornish Road to Louisville and Highway 31 was closed from S 180th Street to Highway 50. The semi was carrying cement and 15 tons spilled onto the highway.

Deputies are still investigating the cause of the crash and whether or not alcohol was a factor.




 
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