NSP: 4-year-old Lincoln child dies from injuries suffered in I-80 crash

Authorities say a December 15th crash has claimed a fourth life. 

The Nebraska State Patrol said four-year-old Alexis Pascual Bernabe, of Lincoln, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash, which happened on I-80 and also claimed the lives of Domingo Pascual Velasquez, 19, Erica Rafael, 15, and Heidy Diaz, 10, all of Lincoln. 

The crash happened after a Trailblazer lost control in slick conditions and struck a Mini Cooper, entered the media, rolled, and entered the opposite lanes where it was hit by a Honda Odyssey, the patrol said. 

Alexis was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center before being taken to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition. Alexis passed away Wednesday.

The driver, Carlos Bernabe Escobar, 29, and front seat passenger, Carmelina Pascual Bernabe, 28, both of Lincoln, were transported to Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha with non-life-threatening conditions.

Six occupants of the Honda Odyssey, all from Minnesota, were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation determined that none of the occupants of the Trailblazer were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. All occupants of other vehicles were wearing seat belts. The investigation remains ongoing.


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