TINA M. MORTENSEN KILLED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH NEAR 10TH AND SOUTH STREETS IN LINCOLN
Lincoln, Nebraska (October 20, 2019) – A woman was killed in an alleged hit-and-run accident Friday evening in Lincoln, police said.
The accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. October 18, near the intersection of 10th Street and South Street.
Police said Tina M. Mortensen, 41, was crossing the street near the intersection when she was hit by a 2004 maroon Pontiac Grand Prix.
Mortensen was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pontiac left the scene and was last seen northbound on 10th Street.
The Pontiac driver, Casey J. Maxfield, 21, of Lincoln, turned herself in early Saturday morning. She was taken to the Lancaster County Jail and cited on suspicion of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident, tampering with physical evidence, motor vehicle homicide and driving under suspension.
Drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
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