Kearney residents killed in Monday crash on Hwy 30

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) Two Kearney residents were killed Monday afternoon in a two-car crash on highway 30 west of Kearney.

The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as Keisha Wilson, 27, and Ryley Wright, 30.

The accident happened about 4 p.m. Monday on Highway 30 about three miles west of Kearney.

The sheriff's office said Wilson was driving and Wright was riding in a westbound KIA SUV.

They were struck by an eastbound Toyota 4-runner which had crossed the center line into the west-bound lane.

The sheriff's office said weather and road conditions may have contributed to the crash.

The Toyota's driver, Brent Soneson, 33, and a passenger, Gordon Soneson, 81, both of Holdrege, were taken to CHI Health Good Samaritan hospital in Kearney for injuries. Brent Soneson is listed in fair condition. Gordon Soneson is in serious condition.

Members of the Buffalo County Fatality Accident Investigation Team, Kearney Police Department, Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, Buffalo County Attorney’s Office, Air Care and Paramedics of the CHI Good Samaritan Health Systems assisted at the scene.

A portion of Highway 30 between Eagle Road and Sartoria Road was closed for a number of hours during the investigation.

The Buffalo County Attorney has ordered autopsies on Wilson and Wright, but so far drugs or alcohol are not considered to be factors in the accident.

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