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Teens remembered on one year anniversary of fatal Gretna crash

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 21:08:32-04

GRETNA, Neb. (KMTV) - It has been one year since tragedy rocked Gretna. Four teenage girls were killed in a car crash.

Abby Barth, Alex Minardi, Addisyn Pfeifer, and Kloe Odermatt all lost their lives when the car they were in was speeding and went off the road on Platteview Road in rural Sarpy County.

Roan Brandon was the only survivor.

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On the one year anniversary, their families and friends gathered at Spikers in Gretna where they liked to hang out, to honor the girls, and do things they loved to do.

“All these celebrations help me think about the girls in spirit and that their spirits are visiting us and that they’re sending us love and we’re sending them love in heaven,” said Abby’s mom Amy. “It just reinforces the bond we have with our girls and makes us feel close to them still.”

A butterfly monument remembers the girls at Gretna High. A balloon release is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities say the teens had been drinking. They believe someone supplied the alcohol to the girls but don't have enough hard evidence for an arrest.

There is a $14,500 reward for info leading to an arrest. If you have information, call Sarpy County Crimestoppers at 402-592-7867. Authorities say it has been months since they've had a good lead and are hoping the one year anniversary of the crash will get people talking.

Watch a balloon release held in honor of the girls below.