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Pierce county crash causes two fatalities

Pierce county crash causes two fatalities

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Courtesy Of Nebraska State Patrol:

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is now able to release the names of those involved in a fatal crash in Pierce County Thursday afternoon.The crash occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Thursday when a Buick Enclave, driven by Rebecca Fischer, 36, of Plainview, attempted to turn from the northbound lanes of Highway 81 onto westbound Highway 13, but was struck by a southbound semi..

Fischer was pronounced deceased at the scene. Three children were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Two of the children, Lium Fischer, 4, and Scarlett Fischer, 5, were taken to Faith Regional hospital in Norfolk. The third child, Lara Fischer, 2, was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Lium Fischer passed away at the hospital. The two girls are both expected to survive.

The driver of the semi, Tanner Albus, 26, of Decatur, was also transported to Faith Regional hospital in Norfolk, with non-life-threatening conditions.

NSP continues to investigate the crash.

JULY 12, 2018 (NORFOLK, NEB.) — A crash in Pierce County at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 13 has claimed the lives of two people, one of them a small child.
The crash occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Thursday, as a Buick Enclave attempted to turn west from Highway 81 onto Highway 13 when it was struck by a southbound semi.
The driver of the Buick was pronounced deceased on the scene. There were three small children in the vehicle as well. Two of the children were transported to Faith Regional Health Services hospital in Norfolk and the third was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. One of the two children taken to Norfolk has since passed away.
The driver of the semi was transported to Norfolk as well, with non-life-threatening conditions.
Names and additional details regarding age and gender will be released following notification of next of kin.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the crash.
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