Update: Alcohol suspected in death of Beatrice Woman

The driver of a sport utility vehicle was arrested after a fatal crash southeast of Beatrice. The Gage County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Thomas Erickson, of Beatrice, was placed under arrest at a hospital on Monday.

He's accused of motor vehicle homicide, drunken driving and driving under a suspended license. His passenger, 45-year-old Judy Schwarz, also of Beatrice, was pronounced dead at the scene about a mile from the southeast Nebraska town.

Sheriff Millard Gustafson says the accident occurred around 12:10 a.m. He says the SUV went into a ditch and rolled after Erickson lost control. Authorities say neither Schwarz nor Erickson was wearing a seat belt.