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Two high school students die in crash southeast of Council Bluffs

Posted at 3:50 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 19:56:54-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 11/25 Update:

According to the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office, the second victim in Friday's fatal crash has been identified as 17-year-old Michael Bent from Council Bluffs.

The vehicle that was reportedly involved has been located and investigation is ongoing.

Lewis Central Community Schools shared the following yesterday:

11/23 Update:
Upon arrival at the scene, deputies located a 2017 Ford F-350 and a 1998 Honda CRV involved with the accident.

The Ford was driven by 46-year-old Rollin Hansen of Council Bluffs. Seventeen-year-old Floyd Quick of Council Bluffs was the driver of the Honda.

Hansen was traveling eastbound on Pioneer Trail near the intersection of Humbolt Lane, according to the Pottawattamie County Sherrif's Office.

The Honda was westbound on Pioneer Trail when the two vehicles collided near the intersection.

Both vehicles traveled into the south ditch and the Honda overturned.

Quick and another occupant of the Honda who has not been identified were pronounced dead at the scene, the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office says.

The State Medical Examiner's Office is working to identify the second subject.

Investigation indicates speed was a factor and another vehicle was involved that failed to stop.

Anyone with information on this vehicle is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Traffic Investigations Division at 712-890-2288.

Both Quick and the individual whose name has not been released were students at Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs.

The school district issued the following statement on Friday.

Original story:
Just before 1:30 p.m., Pottawattamie County deputies were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving injuries at Pioneer Trail and Humbolt Lane. Two people were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The incident involved a pickup and a passenger car. The occupants of the truck were treated at the scene.

The names of the people killed are being withheld pending notification of family. The incident is still under investigation.