CENTRAL CITY, Neb. -- One person is dead while another is seriously injured following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning near Central City.

The Merrick County Sheriff's Office said first responders were called out to the intersection of Highway 14 and L Road around 7:42 a.m. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Jeep Patriot traveling north on Highway 14 attempted to make a left turn onto L Road when it collided with a southbound 2008 Nissan Frontier pickup 

The driver of the Jeep died at the scene. The pickup's driver was taken to the hospital and later flown to Lincoln with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Jeep was using their seat belt, but the driver of the Nissan had not been using theirs. 

The Sheriff's Office has yet to release the names of those involved pending notification of next-of-kin. 

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factor in this crash.