Fatal accident near Eagle

A 72-year-old woman died in after a car crash near Eagle Tuesday afternoon.  It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 34.

Capt. David Lamprecht of the Cass County Sheriff's Office says the woman was waiting to turn left off the highway when an SUV slammed into the back of her car.

Her name has not yet been released.  Lamprecht says she lived in rural Eagle.

Lamprecht says the SUV driver was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment, then released. He was identified as 21-year-old Russell Haynes.

Lamprecht says Haynes was trying to stop his SUV when it hit the woman's car.

He says both drivers were wearing seatbelts.