Two people killed in Nebraska crash; driver arrested

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two people were killed and three were critically injured Thursday in a crash in southwest Nebraska.

It happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 283 and Nebraska Highway 89, about 12 miles south of Arapahoe.

Around 12:15 p.m., a pickup truck hauling an empty trailer was going west on Highway 89 and failed to stop at the intersection, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Troopers said the pickup hit the passenger side of an SUV.

A woman in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, the patrol said.

A girl in the SUV was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where she died.

The SUV’s driver and two other passengers — both children — were taken to hospitals and remain in critical condition, according to the patrol.

The driver of the pickup, 28-year-old Kyiaz Ulanov of Washington, and his passenger suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said.

After he was released from the hospital, Ulanov was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle homicide.

The patrol said it is not releasing the names of the victims until their families have been notified.

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