- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

WAHOO, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a 29-year-old car driver has been killed in a collision less than a mile from her hometown in eastern Nebraska.

The accident occurred around 10 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Nebraska Highway 92, west of Wahoo.

The Saunders County Sheriff’s Department says a westbound car collided with a northbound pickup, killing the car driver and severely injuring her passenger. The pickup driver received only minor injuries.

The Sheriff’s Department identified the car driver as Jessica Thomas, of Wahoo. Her passenger was identified as 32-year-old Tanner Hauck, of Wahoo. He was flown to a Lincoln hospital. The pickup driver was identified as 43-year-old Douglas Cerny, of Osceola.

The collision is being investigated.



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