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Family of 4 dies in crash in Dodge County

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 12:49:19-04

SCRIBNER, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 6/11/21 11:30 AM

In a release, Fremont Public Schools said one of four people killed in a crash on Highway 275 near Scribner was one of the district's students.

Ten-year-old Jaymisen Lykens was a fourth-grade student at Clarmar Elementary school.

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The district provided this photo of Jaymasin Lykens.

“This is a tragic loss for our community and school district. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Jaymasin and his family,” stated Mark Shepard, Superintendent of Schools.

The Fremont Public Schools District Crisis team will be available Friday, June 11 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Pathfinder Program, Clarmar Elementary and Howard Elementary.

UPDATE 6/10/21 10:00 PM

The Nebraska State Patrol issued the following news release detailing the accident and identifying those who died in the crash:

The Nebraska State Patrol is able to release additional information on a crash that claimed the lives of four people this morning on Highway 275 near Scribner.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. Thursday, just southeast of Scribner on Highway 275. After preliminary investigation, investigators believe a southbound Pontiac sedan attempted to pass another vehicle on the two-lane portion of Highway 275, lost control, and struck a northbound semi in the northbound lane.

The four occupants of the Pontiac were a family from Fremont. The driver, Heidi Lykens-Huisman, 37, and passengers, Joshua Huisman, 29, and Jaymasin Lykens, 10, were all pronounced deceased at the scene. The fourth occupant, Nova Huisman, 9 months old, was transported by Scribner Rescue to the hospital in Fremont and later passed away.

The semi-driver, Heath Harrison, 37, of Beemer, was not injured. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department have assisted at the scene. The investigation remains ongoing. Highway 275 was closed for several hours, but it has since reopened.

UPDATED 6/10/21 1:00 PM

According to a news release, the Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the lives of four people this morning on Highway 275 near Scribner.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, just east of Scribner on Highway 275, involving a passenger vehicle and a semi. Two adults and one child passed away at the scene. A second child was transported to the hospital in Fremont where the child passed away. All four fatalities were from the passenger vehicle.

Investigators are working to identify the victims at this time. The family relationships of those involved are not known as of this report. Further information will be released when appropriate.

The investigation remains ongoing. Highway 275 is closed in the area and will likely remain closed for some time. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department are also on scene to assist.