Woman jailed after fatal crash

By: KLKN Newsroom


Press Release: Just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, troopers responded to reports of a hit and run crash on westbound Interstate 80 at MM 419 near the Greenwood Exit in Cass County.  Witnesses reported a black Chrysler 200 was westbound on I-80 driving erratically, when it entered the median, came out of the median and collided with a westbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder. The collision caused the Pathfinder to roll in the north ditch.

The driver of the Pathfinder, Kristine J. Olson, 50, of Grand Island was killed in the crash. Olson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the Chrysler, Mandy M. MacDonald, 29, Grand Island, continued on before being stopped by a trooper near the 56th Street Exit (MM 405) in Lancaster County.

MacDonald was arrested and lodged in the Cass County Jail on charges to include Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Motor Vehicle Homicide.