Update: Teen dead, others injured after car chase ends in collision

The Nebraska State Patrol has released the name of the 17-year-old Lincoln driver killed Monday night in a three vehicle crash on Highway 34 in Seward County. 17-year-old Damon J. Wilson was killed when the 1997 Ford Taurus he was driving attempted to pass a blue, 2007 Kia Sedona and collided nearly head-on with a 1999 Ford F-350 pickup pulling a flatbed trailer.

It all began in a Lancaster County home, near Northwest 91st and West “O” streets.

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says a family fight broke out involving a 17–year–old boy waving a machete.  He says several windows were damaged in a red SUV parked outside and a neighboring home.

Sheriff Wagner says the 17–year–old got in his car and took off.  He says deputies spotted the car and pursued it all the way into Seward County.

The State Patrol investigated the crash and says on U.S. Highway 34 near 182, the teen tried passing another vehicle.  That's when he slammed into a pickup, which was hauling a trailer.  He also hit the car he was trying to pass.  The Patrol says the suspect's car burst into flames ad he was pronounced dead at the scene. The three people in the other cars were also injured.

The driver of the pickup, Kevin L. Wynegar, 48, rural Lancaster County, had to be extricated from his vehicle. He was transported by medical helicopter to BryanLGH-West in Lincoln and admitted with serious injuries. The female driver of the Kia, Sharon Hartmann, 52 of Seward, and a 28-year-old female passenger in the Kia also from Seward were transported by ambulance to BryanLGH-West with non-life threatening injuries. They were treated and released.