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Sarpy Co. officials say alcohol, speed factors in fatal Gretna crash

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 23:54:14-04

GRETNA, Neb. (KMTV) — Sarpy County officials revealed Tuesday afternoon that speed and alcohol were factors in the Gretna crash that killed 4 teen girls and injured one.

Forensic examination found the driver of the vehicle, 16-year-old Abigail Barth, had a blood alcohol content of .09--over the legal limit in Nebraska.

Other passengers in the vehicle had the following blood alcohol content, according to Sarpy County authorities: Roan Brandon - .05; Alexandria Minardi - .02; Kloe Odermatt - .1; and Addisyn Pfeifer - .00.

Additional accident investigation determined the speed of the vehicle at the time was in excess of 90 mph, exceeding the posted speed limit in the area of 55 mph.

The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the origin of the alcohol that was provided to the occupants of the vehicle before the accident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 402-592-STOP.

The Sheriff's Office is working with the Sarpy County Attorney's Office regarding any possible charges. No further information is available at this time.

Wendy Pfeifer and her husband issued the following statement Tuesday:

"We feel like we're living a nightmare daily. Losing a child is heartbreaking, I never knew one could experience so much pain. I love and miss Addisyn more than anyone could imagine. But just like that, a piece of me is gone. I'm left with only memories which I cherish immensely. She and her friends were, and are good kids. It is a tough time for us all, but the community has been great. Please keep those positive thoughts and prayers coming."

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