UPDATE: Second person dies from injuries in Hall County car crash
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Police say a second person has died from injuries suffered in a car accident near Grand Island.
The driver of the pickup, 17-year-old Opal Wylie, of Grand Island, was treated at CHI St. Francis Medical Center then transported to CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney where she succumbed to her injuries.
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A woman is dead and two are injured after a fatal crash east of Grand Island.
According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Highway 30 and Capital Ave. for a two-vehicle injury accident early Thursday morning.
According to a news release, the preliminary investigation indicates that a pickup driven by a 17-year-old girl from Grand Island was stopped at the stop sign at Highway 30 and Capital Ave.
The driver was reportedly attempting to turn west when she collided with a semi-truck driven by a 71-year-old Marquette man.
The 17-year-old was injured and transported to a local hospital.
The lone passenger in the pickup has been identified as 81-year-old Roberta Tipton of Grand Island. She died at a local hospital.
The truck driver was injured and transported to a local hospital.
The investigation remains open.