Authorities identify victims of Thursday crash

The four victims in a fatal head-on crash Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 275 near Scribner have been identified. 


The Nebraska State Patrol said the crash that happened at about 9:45 a.m., killed a family of four from Fremont. Heidi Lykens-Huisman, 37, was the driver of a southbound Pontiac Sedan that was attempting to pass another vehicle, lost control and collided head-on with a semi-truck. 


Also killed were Joshua Huisman, 29, Jaymasin Lykens, 10, and nine-month-old Nova Huisman. 


The driver of the semi, a 37-year-old man from Beemer, was not injured, NSP said. 


Authorities closed Highway 275 from the Highway 77 split east of Hooper to the Highway 91 split east of Snyder for several hours on Thursday after the crash. NSP said the roadways were open Thursday night.

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