WATCH: Lincoln Police provide update on O St. crash that killed 2, hospitalized 20
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Monday afternoon, police provided an update on Sunday night’s crash that killed two and injured 20.
According to police, the crash took place Sunday night during a “yearly unsanctioned event, ‘Americruise.'”
The vehicles involved in the crash are not believed to have been part of the event, police say.
As the event was winding down and traffic was returning to normal, a black Ford Taurus struck a white Toyota Corolla which forced the vehicles off the road and into a crowd that was gathered to watch the event.
At 10:47 p.m. the Ford was traveling west on O Street when it struck the Toyota heading eastbound and turning left onto 52nd Street.
The female driver of the Toyota age 20, and the female passenger age 22 were killed in the crash.
The driver of the Ford was an 18-year-old man from Omaha. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
As a result of the impact, both vehicles were forced onto the north sidewalk of O Street, west of North 52nd Street.
The Toyota rolled pinning two victims under the hood. Bystanders worked together to roll the vehicle off the victims.
One victim is currently being treated at a local hospital in critical, but stable condition.
Bryan Medical Center confirmed it’s treating a patient involved in this crash in critical condition, and another in serious condition; it’s treated and released eight others.
CHI Health confirmed Monday morning that they treated 10 patients, two of whom are still in the hospital.
The city of Lincoln and LPD are looking to change guidelines for future “Americruise” events.
Police are not sure if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.