Authorities identify victims of fatal crash near Scribner, Nebraska

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SCRIBNER, Neb. (KCAU) – UPDATE: The Nebraska State Patrol released additional information on a crash that claimed the lives of four people, including two kids, this morning on Highway 275 near Scribner.

The crash occurred around 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning, just southeast of Scribner on Highway 275. Investigators believe a Pontiac sedan going south attempted to pass another vehicle on the two-lane portion of Highway 275, lost control, and struck a northbound semi in the northbound lane.

The four occupants of the Pontiac were a family from Fremont. The driver, Heidi Lykens-Huisman, 37, and passengers, Joshua Huisman, 29, and Jaymasin Lykens, 10, were all pronounced deceased at the scene. The fourth occupant, Nova Huisman, 9-months-old, was transported by Scribner Rescue to the hospital in Fremont and later passed away.

The semi driver, Heath Harrison, 37, of Beemer, was not injured.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department have assisted at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing.

Highway 275 was closed for several hours, but it has since reopened.


PREVIOUS: Two adults and two kids have died after a Thursday morning crash near Scribner.

The crash happened around 9:45 a.m. on Highway 275, just east of Scribner, the Nebraska State Patrol said in a release. The crash involved a passenger vehicle and a semi.

Authorities said that two adults and a child were found deceased at the scene. A second child was taken to a Fremont hospital where the child died. All four were from the passenger vehicle.

Investigators are working to identify the victims at this time, as family relationships of those involved are not known as of now.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. They believe that Highway 275 will be closed in the are for some time.

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