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."
This is the second memorial near the ravine. Looks like lights are even set up so it can light up at night. pic.twitter.com/SF4Fn54JBA— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) July 16, 2019
He says they’ve conducted around 40-50 interviews and are now trying to determine who provided the alcohol. Four of the five girls involved in the crash had alcohol in their system.— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) July 16, 2019
He also says the lone survivor Roan Brandon has given them some details of what happened during the crash. She has hired an attorney at this point. Davis hopes she is able to eventually provide them more info on how they got alcohol that night.— Jon Kipper (@jonnykip21) July 16, 2019