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UPDATE: Douglas County Sheriff's Office identifies men killed in Bennington crash

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 07, 2022

UPDATE: 4/12/22

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has identified 56-year-old David Mackey and 39-year-old Michael Gilkerson as the two men killed in a Bennington crash on April 7.

UPDATE 3:11 p.m.

Two people have died following a crash early Thursday in Bennington, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 6:45 a.m. near Highway 36 and 126th St.

One driver drove into the other driver's lane, according to authorities. Both victims were men and the sole occupants of their vehicles.

According to a press release from Chief Deputy Wayne Hudson, deputies located a green Toyota Corolla and a grey Dodge Stratus upon arrival at the scene. The vehicles collided head-on in the westbound lane of Hwy 36 just east of N. 126th St.

Evidence at the scene indicated that the Dodge Stratus was westbound on Hwy 36 just east of 126th St. A collision occurred when the eastbound Corolla crossed the center line and collided with the Dodge Stratus, according to the sheriff's office.

The driver of the Toyota Corolla was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Dodge Stratus was transported by Bennington Fire and Rescue to Nebraska Medicine where he succumbed to his injuries. The accident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff's office is looking for anyone who may have information on the accident to call them. Contact the DCSO Traffic Unit at 402-444-664.

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