Seward woman killed in Sunday-afternoon crash

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A 56-year-old Seward woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

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At approximately 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a crash at the intersection of 196th Road and Waverly Road.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 2007 Subaru Tribeca sedan was traveling westbound on Waverly Road when it entered the intersection of 196th Road.

A 2008 Buick Enclave SUV was traveling northbound on 196th Road when it was struck on the passenger side by the Subaru sedan. At this time, it is believed that the vehicle traveling westbound on Waverly Road failed to stop at the posted stop sign, as a result causing the crash.

The driver of the 2007 Subaru is identified as 20-year-old Paxton R. Minnig of Lincoln, NE. Minnig was transported to Seward Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Bryan LGH West Hospital for further medical evaluation.

Minnig’s injuries appear to be nonlife threatening. The two occupants of the 2008 Buick were identified as Edward and Lily Gonzalez of Seward, NE.

The driver, 53-year-old Edward Gonzalez, was treated and released.

The passenger, 56-year-old Lily Gonzalez, was transported to Seward Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. She was later Life Flighted to Bryan LGH West. Upon arrival, Gonzalez was pronounced dead.

The accident is being investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the crash. Safety restraints were used by all occupants involved in the crash.

The Garland Fire Rescue and Seward Fire Rescue responded to the scene.