MADISON, Neb. (KCAU) – Officials have identified the two people who died and one person that was hospitalized after sustaining injuries in a collision on Saturday evening.
Madison County officials stated around 5:20 p.m., they responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 81, two miles north of Madison, Nebraska.
A van driving south lost control on black ice, slid sideways into the center median, and went into the northbound lanes. A pickup driving north collided with the van, and the van turned over onto its side.
The pickup driver, Tristan Bierman, 22, of Madison, was taken to Faith Regional Emergency Room with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was released later.
The driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was identified as Dario Garcia Tercero, 25, of Grand Island, and the passenger was identified as Rosilio Renato De Pas, 26, of Grand Island.
Officials said both drivers were wearing seat belts, but the van passenger wasn’t. Both vehicles are considered a total loss, and Highway 81 northbound lanes were closed for about four hours.