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LPD: Alcohol was factor for driver of Jeep in crash at 27th & Old Cheney

The scene of a serious crash, east of 27th & Old Cheney, early Sunday morning.
The scene of a serious crash, east of 27th & Old Cheney, early Sunday morning.(Ryan Swanigan (KOLN))
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 3:44 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 10:25 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department believes alcohol was a factor for the driver of a Jeep involved in a crash over the weekend in south Lincoln.

The call came in just after 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, of a two-vehicle crash at Briar Rosa Drive and Old Cheney Road, just east of 27th Street.

Police said the driver of a white 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee was going eastbound on Old Cheney and collided with the back of a 2017 red Buick Encore that was also eastbound in the inside lane on Old Cheney.

LPD said the Buick was then pushed over the median, where it collided with a pole on the north side of Old Cheney.

Investigators believe the Jeep continued eastbound where it crashed into a tree on the south side of Old Cheney.

Both vehicles were totaled, according to police.

LPD said the driver and passenger of the Buick were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The passenger, a 33-year-old man, had life threatening injuries and is still hospitalized in critical condition. The driver, a 32-year-old woman, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital.

LPD said the other vehicle, the Jeep, was driven by a 30-year-old man who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. LPD said he remains hospitalized at this time.

Police said this investigation is ongoing at this time and alcohol is believed to be a factor for the driver of the Jeep.

The scene of a serious crash, east of 27th & Old Cheney, early Sunday morning.
The scene of a serious crash, east of 27th & Old Cheney, early Sunday morning.(Ryan Swanigan (KOLN))

The crash comes less than 24 hours after another one happened Saturday morning just after 11:30 a.m. at 31st & Old Cheney.

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