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Family of four killed in three-vehicle accident west of Fremont

Posted: 7:24 PM, Feb 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-04 01:24:23Z
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A female driver with three children ages 7, 8 and 10 were all killed in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 30 just west of Fremont on Saturday, according to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.

A sheriff tells KMTV 3 News Now fog was not a factor in the crash that happened around 6 p.m.

The crash happened when a driver in a Ford Mustang was attempting to turn left onto Westlake Mobile Home Park from Highway 30. That driver was struck from behind by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck. The collision sent the Dodge Ram into the westbound lane, colliding head on with a Ford Taurus driven by the 32-year-old female with three children.

The female driver was not wearing a seatbelt. All children were sitting in the back, one was not wearing a seatbelt.

The four inside the Ford Taurus were pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff's Office is withholding names pending notification of family.

The driver of the Ford, 16-year-old Jack Ford, and two male passengers were taken to Methodist Fremont Health. The driver of the Dodge, 33-year-old German Lopez Saenz was also taken to Methodist Fremont Health and later Nebraska Medicine.

The Sheriff's Office says alcohol is not believed to be a factor.