Woman, Juvenile Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Platte County

Platte County, Nebraska (October 26, 2019) – A woman and a juvenile were killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash at a Platte County intersection, a local news source reported.

The crash happened just before 9:30 a.m. October 25, at an unmarked intersection near Monroe.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 43-year-old woman was driving southbound when she collided with a semi pulling a grain trailer at the intersection.

Both vehicles came to rest west of the intersection. The semi jackknifed in the southbound ditch, and the car came to rest in the northbound ditch.

The woman and her juvenile passenger were killed in the crash. They were both wearing seat belts. The front and side airbags were deployed.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The crash totaled both vehicles.

The NSP and the Platte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service, we like to advise family the following:

1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

2.       In Nebraska, it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attorney first.

3.       Nothing in this blog is intended to be legal advice.

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