Victims identified in Lincoln crash that killed 6

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Tuesday, Lincoln Police identified the six people killed in a high-speed crash near 56th and Randolph Streets.

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Five of the six occupants were pronounced dead at the scene.

Lincoln Police identified the driver as Jonathan Kurth, 26, of Lincoln.

The four other men were identified as Octavias Farr of Lincoln, Benjamin Lenagh of Omaha, Jonathan Koch of Lincoln and Nicholas Bisesi of Lincoln.

A 24-year-old woman who was taken to the hospital and later died was identified as Cassie Brenner of Lincoln.

The vehicle crashed into a tree near the intersection around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Lincoln Police said.

No one in the back seat was wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

Police are still investigating to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Lenaugh was a teacher at Westside High School.

Westside Community Schools expressed condolences to his family and issued a statement that said in part: “We are saddened to share that one of your child’s teachers, Ben Lenagh, died in a car accident over the weekend. Ben had been working with Bart Jeseritz, Kalen Carlson and Lynette Finley, and was in UNO’s Accelerated Teacher Preparation program, set to graduate in the coming year.”

Bisesi’s sister Taylor Agena said he was a bright light.

“He had the purest heart, and was the sweetest soul. He never met a stranger,” she said. “We are overwhelmed with all of the love and support from our family, friends, and communities near and far. He was truly the sweetest man. He care for everyone and brought light to every room he walked into.”

The Lincoln Police Department waited until Tuesday to identify the victims of the crash the families’ request.

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