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UPDATE: Police identify fatal crash victim

UPDATE: Police identify fatal crash victim

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By: Jenn Schanz

Another fatal accident in Lincoln. This one happened near 16th and Old Cheney Tuesday night just before five.

Lincoln Police say a Chrysler was facing east on Old Cheney, attempting to make a left turn onto 16th street, when it turned in front of a Toyota the two cars crashed.

The passenger of the Chrysler, a 53–year–old Crete man.

"53–year–old William Tenopir was transported from the scene to Bryan West Campus where he was pronounced deceased," says Officer Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department. 

Police had to use the jaws of life to get Tenopir out of the car. His brother was the driver.

Police say the impact from that first collision caused the Chrysler that Tenopir was in, to hit a FedEx truck that was stopped at a stop light on 16th.

"The driver in that truck was not injured. However the drivers of both other vehicles were also transported for non-life-threatening injures," Flood says. 

According to police reports, both Tenopir's bother and the driver of the Toyota suffered minor head and neck injuries.

No citations have been made, and police are still investigating.

This makes the 11th traffic fatality in Lincoln this year. That's more than double the number of fatalities in all of last year. 
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