Officials: 1 person killed in single car crash near Lincoln

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

Press Release:

On January 21st, 2017 at 7:33 am, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Southwest Rural Fire & Rescue and Lincoln Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a one vehicle fatality crash near the 8500 block of West Denton Road. The investigation revealed that 25 year old Melissa Vifquain of Lincoln, NE was the driver and sole occupant traveling westbound in a 2005 Pontiac G6 when she lost control of the vehicle, entered into the north ditch, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Melissa Vifquain was pronounced dead at the scene.

       LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lancaster County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a fatal single car crash near Lincoln.
        The sheriff’s office says an emergency call was made around 7:30 a.m. Saturday for a crash on West Denton Road. Investigators say a car went out of control, into the north ditch, down an embankment and hit a tree, killing the driver. No one else was in the car at the time of the crash.
        Authorities are not yet releasing the victim’s name, pending notification of family members.
        The investigation into the crash in ongoing.