OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE - OCT. 22, 2020
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office provided the following update on the fatal wreck at 264th and West Q Streets that left two people dead back in September:
On September 25, 2020 Christopher I. ANDERSON was driving a 2013 International truck westbound on W. Q Rd. and was on the curve turning into 264th St. ANDERSON was the single occupant. Holly A. KOENIGSFELD was driving a 2017 Honda Pilot eastbound on W. Q Rd. with her daughter, Ella C. Koenigsfeld as front-seat passenger. ANDERSON crossed the centerline and collided head-on with KOENIGSFELD's vehicle. The truck rolled into the ditch and ANDERSON was ejected and killed in the collision. The Honda Pilot went into the northeast ditch. Holly KOENIGSFELD was extracted and life-flight to the hospital. She is currently still in the hospital but did survive the collision. Ella Koenigsfeld was pinned in the vehicle and was killed.
It is unknown why ANDERSON crossed the centerline, but a witness to ANDERSON prior to the collision said ANDERSON was driving very erratically and trying to pass him prior to the collision while the witness was driving a semi in front of him. The witness did not see the actual collision.
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) completed an inspection of the truck and did not locate any problems with the truck that were there prior to the collision. The investigation is complete and now considered closed unless further information is received.
PREVIOUS STORY - SEPT. 26, 2020
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says a crash Friday evening near 264th and West Q left two people dead and one critically injured.
Initial investigation revealed a commercial truck driven by 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, who was hauling a dumpster, failed to make the curve to go northbound.
The truck then struck an eastbound Honda Pilot, driven by Holly Koenigsfeld, 48, forcing the vehicle back into the north ditch.
Authorities say it appeared that the truck flipped and rolled, ejecting Anderson, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Holly Koenigsfeld was taken to a hospital by Life Flight with critical injuries. Her passenger, Ella Koenigsfeld, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The DCSO Accident Reconstruction Team was called to the scene to investigate.