*New information has been released about the accident that killed Lyons-Decatur High School Student, Tyler Vavra by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.*
On Sunday, July 26th, 2020, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a 2-vehicle accident near 2641 Q Avenue, by Rosalie, Nebraska. Sheriff’s Office personnel along with the Nebraska State Patrol and several local Emergency departments arrived on scene to find two vehicles had collided.
Preliminary investigations show that two vehicles were involved in the accident. As a result, one driver is deceased and the other driver is in serious condition. Others were treated and released. Investigations continue into the matter.
Walnut Radio will continue to update as more information is released.
Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools released a statement on their Facebook Page Monday morning regarding its’ student, Tyler Vavra who passed Sunday evening as a result of an automobile accident.
Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools Press Release:
Lyons-Decatur Schools was saddened to learn of the death of Tyler Vavra on Sunday evening as a result of an automobile accident. The death of a young person is a loss that affects us all.
The Lyons-Decatur Crisis team will be available at the school on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as needed to help our school community deal with this loss. We want to be available to help our students and staff through this experience.
Due to current health measures, we ask anyone attending to please bring a mask as they may be needed. If anyone is uncomfortable attending but would like to speak with a crisis team member, please contact the school at 402-687-2363 and a team member will respond.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s reaction to this loss, please contact the school and a crisis team member will respond.
Tyler Vavra would have been a junior at Lyons-Decatur Northeast this year with a graduation date set for 2022. Vavra was involved in many activities at Lyons-Decatur including football, basketball, baseball, and FFA.
The Walnut Radio News Team has reached out to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office for more information. We will update this story as more information becomes available.