Lincoln Police: Driver’s alcohol level nearly 3 times legal limit in crash that killed 6
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Alcohol and speed were a factor in the early October crash that killed six people, Lincoln Police say.
On Monday, police announced the conclusion of their investigation into the crash that killed six people in their 20s.
Around 2 a.m. on Oct. 2, five men were found dead at the scene of a crash near 56th and Randolph Streets, police said.
The female passenger was taken to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The driver, Jonathan Kurth, lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a tree near the intersection, according to police.
Neighbors in the area tried to help the victims and contain the engine fire before first responders arrived.
In the days after the crash, investigators analyzed evidence and collected data from the scene.
A toxicology test indicated that Kurth’s blood alcohol content was .211 at the time of the crash. The legal limit is .08.
Data collected from the vehicle’s airbag control module showed that the vehicle was going 100 mph before crashing into the tree.