Child, caretaker killed in car-pedestrian crash in Friend

Authorities are investigating a crash that left two people dead Thursday in Friend. 
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Authorities are investigating a crash that left two people dead Thursday in Friend.

The accident happened Thursday morning at 416 Page Street.

The Nebraska State Patrol said a northbound pickup crossed into the southbound lane and struck two people who were walking southbound down the street.

The pedestrians were identified as Isaac Speece, 11, of Friend, and his caregiver, Crystal Gerdes, 53, of Milford. Speece was in a wheelchair at the time of the crash. He was transported to Friend Hospital where he passed away. Gerdes was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, Thomas Schiffern, 76, of Friend, was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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