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Patrol says Colorado girl died in western Nebraska crash

Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 13:15:04-05

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Colorado girl died in a crash along Interstate 80 in western Nebraska.

Station KRVN reports that the accident occurred east of Ogallala around 4 p.m. Saturday. The Nebraska State Patrol says the eastbound sport utility vehicle veered into the median when the driver had a medical emergency. Passengers were unable to control the SUV, and it ran back across the eastbound lanes and hit a culvert in a ditch on the south side of the roadway.

The patrol says four of seven people in the SUV were ejected. The patrol says one of the passengers died later at an Ogallala hospital. She was identified as 11-year-old Karen Valverde. She lived in Longmont, Colorado.


Information from: KRVN-AM,