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2 dead, 4 injured in rollover crash of pickup in Amherst

Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 15:32:06-05
Officials in central Nebraska say two people have died in a rollover crash near Amherst.
 
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday on a gravel road northwest of Amherst. Amherst is about 20 miles northwest of Kearney.
 
Investigators say a large pickup driven by a 23-year-old Amherst man and carrying five other adults left the road, entered the west ditch and rolled.
 
Authorities say a 21-year-old Bassett woman and a 29-year-old Kearney man died at the scene. The four others were taken to a Kearney hospital. None of their names have yet been released pending notification of family members.
 
Officials say autopsies have been ordered.