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One teenager killed, five others injured in Washington Co. crash

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 17:43:00-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — A 14-year-old girl died in a Washington County crash early Friday. Five other teens were injured in the crash.

Washington County deputies along with Blair, Arlington and Kennard Fire and Rescue responded to the fatal accident around 10:26 a.m. in rural Washington County.

A Chevy SUV was southbound on a farm field road occupied with six juveniles--two males and four females, ages 13 and 14.

The driver, a 14-year-old male with a school learners permit, lost control of the vehicle, entered a corn field on the east side and rolled, the Washington County Sheriff's Office says. Only one of the juveniles had a seat belt on.

Fourteen-year-old Heidy Martinez of Blair was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

One of the five occupants was transported by medical helicopter from the scene to UNMC, one was taken by rescue squad to UNMC, three were transported to the Blair Hospital where one was later transported by helicopter to UNMC.

The names of the other occupants will not be released at this time. No additional information will be released until Monday morning.

Randall Gilson, Blair Community School District Superintendent, issued the following statement:

We are saddened to share that six Blair students were involved in a one car roll over accident this morning at 10:30 a.m. One student died as a result of the accident. The status of the other students are unknown at this time.

Otte Middle School will be open on Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with counselors available for students and staff. Please keep each of these students and families in your thoughts and prayers.