Woman killed in crash involving near Mead identified

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SAUNDERS COUNTY, Neb. (KOLN) - Authorities have identified the person killed in a crash involving a semi and two pickups in Saunders County on Sunday.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Highway 92, a mile and a half west of Mead.

Saunders County Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz said a pickup, traveling eastbound, lost control and was hit by a westbound semi, which was being driven by 53-year-old James Cooler, of Smithland, Iowa.

The passenger in that pickup, Peggy Havener, 52, of Fremont, was was pronounced dead at a hospital in Wahoo. Her husband, who was driving, was also taken to a hospital.

Another pickup, traveling eastbound, also became involved in the crash, but only sustained minor damage.

Alcohol was not suspected as a contributing factor. It is unknown at this time if seat belts were in use.