Omaha teen killed in head-on collision with semi near Waverly

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – An 18-year-old was killed in a crash on Highway 6 near Waverly on Friday, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. when an eastbound Volkswagen Jetta crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a semi near North 162nd Street.

Harrison Miller of Omaha was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The semi’s driver, a 47-year-old Lincoln man, was trapped in his truck and had to be extricated.

He was then taken to a local hospital in “serious but stable condition,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Several units responded to the crash, which closed Highway 6 for several hours. The highway was reopened as of 8:30 p.m.

Authorities do not think alcohol or drugs were involved.

The crash remains under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

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