Driver in Yankee Hill Rd crash dies

Posted By: Sarah Fili

UPDATE: Lincoln Police have released the name of the driver from Wednesday’s accident at 56th and Yankee Hill.  

Ronald Walker, 73, driving the white Chevy pick-up, died Thursday morning at the hospital from the injuries received in the crash. 

His condition worsened during the night..The county attorney’s office has not ordered an autopsy. 

The case is still under investigation and no citations have been issued.  

We spoke with Ronald Walker’s step son, John Meyer, who had this to say about his step father:

"He was a marvelous man. Giving, volunteering, and caring. He gave with music through the shrine band, Kiwanis, meals on wheels, and church. He will be missed," Meyer said.

A two car crash left one person in critical condition.

The crash happened at 7:30 p.m. in the intersection of 56th and Yankee Hill Road.

Lincoln Fire and Rescue says one person was trapped inside a truck and the jaws of life  had to be used to get them out. That person is in critical condition at the hospital, but is expected to survive. Police say a SUV was driving north on 56th street, when it collided with a pickup going west on Yankee Hill Road.

We spoke with a Lincoln police sergeant who confirmed the pick-up ran the stop sign. The truck ended up in the northwest ditch of the intersection. The driver of the SUV was also taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries

"On our arrival again we had two cars that were involved one that ended up a 100-150 feet off the road, they were trapped. They were transported one critically and one non life-threatening," Captain Mark Gronewald, Lincoln Fire and Rescue, said.

The lanes around 56th and Yankee Hill were closed for several hours as crews cleaned up and as police continued to investigate exactly what happened.

Police are waiting to hear any changes in condition of the truck driver, who is currently listed as critical.