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UPDATE: Grief counselors on hand at Fremont high after teen suffers 'catastrophic' injury in crash

The crash happened on Highway 30 southwest of Blair early Sunday
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Posted at 5:17 PM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 18:45:47-04

UPDATE 5/23/2022 12:00

Two people were critically injured as a result of a head-on collision early Sunday morning.

Eighteen-year-old Madison Everitt of Fremont was airlifted to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in extremely critical condition, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Everitt,18, is a recent graduate of Fremont High School and the school district says it will have grief counselors at the high school Monday. Officials say that Everitt experienced a "catastrophic brain injury."

Thirty-four-year-old Eduard Bruwer of Blair was also taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say that Everitt was driving westbound on Highway 30 shortly after midnight. She crossed the center line, colliding "nearly head-on" with Bruwer who was eastbound according to police.

Everett recently graduated from Fremont High School. In a statement, Superintendent Mark Shepard said, "This is a tragic loss for FHS, the school district and our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Maddie and her family."

The crash remains under investigation.

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