Two 19-year-olds die after collision south of Hastings

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Two people have died after a collision in south-central Nebraska’s Adams County.

The crash occurred south of Hastings around 1:40 p.m. A westbound vehicle driven by Parker Short, 18, of rural Hastings, collided at an intersection with a northbound vehicle driven by Isaiah Zapata, 20, of Grand Island, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said. They and one of Zapata’s passengers were hospitalized.

Two other passengers in Zapata’s vehicle died at a Grand Island hospital: Jessica Guerrero of Lexington and Jose Martinez of Grand Island. Both were 19 years old.

The collision is being investigated. The Sheriff’s Office said witnesses reported that Short ran a stop sign.