Highway crash claims 4 lives near Scribner

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash that claimed the lives of four people this morning on Highway 275 near Scribner.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. Thursday just east of Scribner on Highway 275, involving a passenger vehicle and a semi. Two adults and one child were pronounced dead at the scene. A second child was transported to Methodist Fremont Health where the child passed away. All four fatalities were from the passenger vehicle.

Scribner police said their preliminary investigation indicates that a car with passengers may have tried to pass another car on the highway when it collided with the semi. NSP officials also said that “improper passing” likely led to the crash.

Investigators are working to identify the victims at this time. Family relationships of those involved are not known as of 2:30 p.m. Further information will be released when appropriate.

The investigation remains ongoing. Highway 275 is closed in the area and will likely remain closed for some time. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Scribner Police Department are also on scene to assist.

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