Christmas Eve crash near Lexington claims the life of one

Nebraska authorities say a driver headed east in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 30 was fatally injured when his vehicle struck an oncoming vehicle.

The collision occurred around 6:40 Tuesday morning, about 2 miles east of Lexington. Authorities say the 20-year-old driver was pronounced dead at a Lexington hospital.

The 50-year-old driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries. A third vehicle involved sustained minor damage. It’s not clear whether its driver was injured.

The names of those involved haven’t been released. The accident is being investigated.

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