Lincoln woman dies in fatal accident in West Lincoln

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

On Friday July 13, 2018 just after 7:30 p.m. Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Southwest Rural Fire and Rescue, responded to a report of a two vehicle crash occurring at the intersection of Southwest 40th and West A Streets.

First responders arrived and found where a southbound 2015 white Chevy Silverado pickup collided with a westbound 1993 Chevy pickup in the intersection.

The front seat passenger of the 1993 Chevy pickup was pronounced dead at the scene and has been identified as 54 year old Rhondi Lovelace from rural Lincoln, Nebraska.

The driver of the 1993 Chevy 1500 pickup has been identified as Reginal Wyman from Fremont, Nebraska. Mr. Wyman was transported to the hospital, treated and released.

The driver of the 2015 Chevy Silverado has been identified as 25 year old Matthew Werner from Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his passenger declined medical treatment at the scene.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team was called to investigate the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Mr. Werner failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection when the crash occurred.

Seatbelts were in use by the occupants of the Chevy Silverado and the airbags deployed in that vehicle.

Seatbelts were not in use by the occupants of the  Chevy pickup and airbags did not deploy in that vehicle.

An autopsy has been ordered by the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office and the investigation into this crash continues.

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