Officials confirmed names of some students involved in a two-vehicle crash near Ansley yesterday that killed three people.
According to Broken Bow Public Schools' website, three students remain hospitalized today. Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney said as of this morning, five students had been treated there and four were still in the hospital's care.
The site said Chad Christensen remains in the ICU in critical condition. Austin Reynolds is hospitalized in Kearney with a broken femur and broken elbow. Scott Gates has received treatment for fractures and remains in the hospital. Marcus Miller was also treated and released from the hospital in Kearney.
It also lists that Hunter Campbell was flown from the Broken Bow hospital to Kearney for treatment, but was released early this morning after being treated for cuts and bruises and being checked for a possible neck injury.
A release from school officials Friday night said several students were treated at Broken Bow Hospital. As of Saturday morning, Broken Bow Public Schools' website listed two students transported there: Lane Albus and Grayson Minnick. The site said both were released Friday.
The website also said Taylor O'Brien has been treated and released from the hospital. Which hospital that is is unknown at this time.
Troopers say the preliminary investigation into the accident indicates a pickup truck driven by 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck of Ansley was traveling east on Highway 2 when it crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2009 Ford Econoline van.
Officials say Anthony Blum and Zane Harvey were killed in the crash. Both are boys basketball coaches for Broken Bow High School and were in the drivers and front passenger seat of the van.
Sherbeck, the driver of the pick-up truck was also killed.
The accident happened Friday afternoon on state Highway 2 just west of Ansley in Custer County.
Officials do not believe speed or alcohol to be a factor in crash, but they do not know yet what caused the crash.
Eight students in the van were transported to area hospitals. Officials say some of the students are in critical condition, but officials do not believe their injuries to be life-threatening.
A spokesperson with the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow says 5 of the 9 students involved in the accident were brought to the emergency room.
He says 2 of the students were treated and released.
He says 1 student was transported to Grand Island by helicopter and 2 other students were transported to Kearney by helicopter.
A spokesperson from St. Francis Francis Medical Center in Grand Island says their patient is in critical condition.
A spokesperson from Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney says there are 4 patients in their hospital.
The spokesperson says 2 are in fair condition and 2 are in critical condition.
The Nebraska State Patrol is being assisted at the scene of the crash by the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, as well as rescue personnel from Ansley, Broken Bow, Mason City and Merna.
Officials are doing an accident reconstruction at the scene of the crash to determine how it happened.