UPDATE: Teen driver charged with DUI in Cass County crash

Cass County authorities are investigating a crash that hospitalized a total of six people early Thursday morning.
Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 5:57 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 1:43 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Three teens have serious injuries from a crash in Cass County early Thursday morning, including the driver who was charged with DUI.

According to the Cass County Sheriff, the crash happened around 3:45 a.m. at 202nd St. & Waverly Rd.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle, with six people all under the age of 20 from the Eagle/Waverly area, was northbound on 202nd Street, when the 17-year-old driver lost control and rolled. It ended up in a field north of Waverly Rd, according to investigators.

The Greenwood Fire Chief said three of those people were transported to area hospitals in serious condition, while the other three had only minor injuries. CCSO said the driver and at least two passengers were ejected from the vehicle when it rolled.

Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle swerving before the crash.

The driver was charged with DUI. Authorities said seat belts were not used. The investigation is ongoing.

Volunteers from Greenwood, Ashland, Waverly and Southeast Fire & Rescue, as well as Cass County Emergency Management, were all called to the scene.

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