Three Roadway Deaths

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities are blaming slick roads covered with freezing rain and snow for three deaths in Nebraska Sunday.

Nebraska State Patrol said 26-year-old James Brian of Gothenburg was killed when the vehicle he was riding in slid on Interstate 80 one mile west of Gothenburg and rolled at about 1:20 a.m. CST.

Omaha Police said 21-year-old Stacey Christensen lost control of her car and collided with a metal light pole in Omaha at around 12 p.m. CST. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The York County Sheriff's Department said a car lost control about seven miles south of Waco on Interstate 80, crossed the median and hit a semi-trailer in the oncoming lane at about 2:30 p.m. CST.

The sheriff's department said a girl was killed in the accident. Her name and age had not yet been released late Sunday.

The National Weather Service said rain, sleet and light snow fell across southern Nebraska from the central part of the state to the east. Estimated snow accumulations ranged from one to four inches.

And up to four more inches of snow were expected to drop overnight into Monday.

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