Nebraska woman killed in crash; man cited on suspicion of vehicular homicide

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Kansas man was cited on suspicion of vehicular homicide after a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of an Alliance woman on Sunday, Nebraska State Patrol says.

A Ford Escape, driven by Blythe Boness, 22, of Alliance, was traveling eastbound on Highway 2 near Alliance around 2:10 p.m, police said.  A Chevrolet Camaro driven by Ryan McElroy, 36, of Salina, Kansas that was traveling westbound struck the Escape.

The crash caused the Escape to roll, ejecting Boness who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

McElroy was extricated from his vehicle by the Alliance Fire Department and flown to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with serious injuries.  McElroy is still at the hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

Following an investigation, McElroy was cited for motor vehicle homicide, willful reckless driving, DUI – 3rd offense, possession of an open alcohol container, and driving under suspension.

Once he is released from the hospital, he will be lodged in jail.

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