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No seatbelts worn in fatal Lancaster County crash, five ejected

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 15:44:58-04

LANCASTER COUNTY, Neb. (KMTV) — A 24-year-old man died in a single vehicle crash in Lancaster County on Monday and five others were ejected from the vehicle.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash at approximately 8:23 p.m. near the 3300 block of W Mill Rd.

Authorities say a westbound 2000 Black AM General H1 Humvee driven by 16-year-old Matthew Matveyuk lost control on the gravel road and rolled into the north ditch of W Mill Rd.

Six other passengers were in the vehicle and five of them were ejected and received various injuries.

Daniel Dmitruk, 24, was found unresponsive. Life saving measures were attempted by medics but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 5-year-old boy sustained trauma and is currently stable but in critical condition, a 7-year-old girl sustained a right leg injury and a 9-year-old girl sustained a broken right femur.

The driver, Matthew Matveyuk, sustained a possible broken right wrist. Twenty-year-old passenger Jonathan Matveyuk had minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

All five individuals were transported by ground ambulance and one was transported by Star Care Ambulance. All patients went to Bryan Health West Campus.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Preliminary investigation shows seatbelts were not in use with those who were ejected. The investigation is ongoing.