The Custer County Sheriff's Office had no spokesperson available to comment on Sunday, and the Nebraska State Patrol is still preparing their report on the Broken Bow High School van accident, leaving some wondering how it happened.
Broken Bow High School Principal Ken Kujath: "Why we have so many accidents there, I really don't know why. Because we have had several over the last few years, with fatalities."
With official reports still forthcoming, questions are being asked about safety conditions on Highway 2.
Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Robert Rose: "This stretch of highway has had several multi-fatality collisions in the last four years. The Nebraska State Patrol is working with the Department of Roads to address that issue. Most of the crashes involve someone driving left of center. Whether it be because someone was falling asleep, or not paying attention, those types of issues. With the Department of Roads, we're talking about maybe adding some rumble strips to the center line to help alleviate that issue, and perhaps prevent any further head on collisions."
Students and their coaches were traveling in a twelve passenger van. Officials say better information about the students' seat belt usage and the situation at the moment of impact will have to wait until one of the crash victims is recovered enough to talk about the accident.