- Associated Press - Saturday, February 4, 2017

AMHERST, Neb. (AP) - Officials in central Nebraska say two people have died in a rollover crash near Amherst.

The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday on a gravel road northwest of Amherst. Amherst is about 20 miles northwest of Kearney.

Investigators say a large pickup driven by a 23-year-old Amherst man and carrying five other adults left the road, entered the west ditch and rolled.

Authorities say a 21-year-old Bassett woman and a 29-year-old Kearney man died at the scene. The four others were taken to a Kearney hospital. None of their names have yet been released pending notification of family members.

Officials say autopsies have been ordered.


This story has been corrected to show the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday, not around 2:30 a.m.

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