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NSP pursuit ends in head-on crash at 48th & Pioneers

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 3:19 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department is investigating a head-on crash that sent two people to the hospital in southeast Lincoln Tuesday morning.

LPD said the crash was preceded by a pursuit that Nebraska State Troopers were involved in. Further details on the pursuit have not yet been released at this time.

The pursuit did result with a two-vehicle, head-on crash just after 2:15 a.m. at 48th and Pioneers. Police said two people have been hospitalized as a result, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

According to police, the suspects have been arrested and more details will be released from NSP.

LPD said the crash involved a 2003 blue Chevy Blazer and a 2007 multi colored Pontiac Grand Prix.

Officers said the blazer was northbound on 48th approaching Pioneers, when the driver violated a red light and collided with the Pontiac which was going eastbound on Pioneers.

LPD said it was the Chevy Blazer involved in the NSP pursuit and it’s not clear if the vehicle is owned by the person who was driving.

Police said the driver in the Pontiac did go to the hospital via ambulance, but with non life-threatening injuries.

LPD estimates the damage to the Pontiac at 5,000 dollars and the Blazer is totaled.

The Nebraska State Patrol has asked LPD to investigate the crash. Pioneers from 49th to 47th and 48th Street from Meredith to Pioneers were both closed during that time.

Lincoln Police investigate and clean up one of the vehicles that wrecked out with another...
Lincoln Police investigate and clean up one of the vehicles that wrecked out with another vehicle at 48th & Pioneers after a pursuit with NSP early Tuesday morning.(LTU Traffic Monitoring Cameras (48th & Pioneers))

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