Four Teens Killed in Gretna Near 180th and Platteview Road

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jun 18, 2019

GRETNA, Neb. — An unthinkable tragedy struck Sarpy County late last night when a vehicle crashed killing four and injuring a fifth.

The incident took place at the intersection of 180th and Platteview Road in Gretna a little after 11pm last night.

The Sarpy County Sheriff's office tells us that the vehicle left the roadway, truck the end of a guardrail, ended up in a ravine and caught on fire.

All of the people involved in the crash were between the ages of 15 and 16.

Gretna High School has said all five students were students at the school.

Captain Chris Culler says the investigation is still ongoing.

"At this point it's very preliminary. We've got a lot of investigating to do but certainly when we get those names and we get those individuals identified and we notify their families we'll put that out," Culler said.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office.

Today Gretna School Superintendent Kevin Riley announced that grief counseling is available for students at the high school.

He says it will take time for everyone to heal and that today is not a time for healing as much as it is a time for grieving.

Stay tuned to KMTV for updates.

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