Young girl killed in car accident

Adams County authorities say a 14-month-old girl died after the SUV she was in collided with a county road maintenance vehicle. A news release from the Sheriff's office says the accident happened around 9:30 Tuesday morning at a Hastings intersection.

Authorities say the SUV ended up in a ditch, and the maintenance vehicle ended up on its side. Chavez and 2 other passengers were taken to the hospital. The county says the little girl, Alexis Lopez Chavez, was taken to a Lincoln Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The SUV was driven by Claudia Chavez, of Harvard, and the maintenance vehicle was driven by Delbert Kotas, of Hastings. The accident is still being investigated.