One dead in Nemaha Co NE crash

(KLZA)-- A Humboldt woman was killed and two others injured in two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 75 and 723 Road, south of Auburn, Nebraska.

The Nemaha County Sheriff's Office reports that at about 4:15 a southbound car driven by 15-year-old Cassandra Edwards, of Humboldt, crossed into the northbound lane of Highway 75 to avoid a vehicle slowing to make a turn onto 723 Road.

The car was struck on the passenger side by a northbound semi-truck driven by Daryl Jenkins of Coralville, Iowa.

A passenger in the backseat of the Edwards car, 41-year-old Amber Booth, was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Edwards and a front seat passenger were transported to the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. Edwards was later transferred to an Omaha hospital by medical helicopter for treatment.

The Sheriff's Office report indicates that seatbelts were not in use by the occupants of the car. Jenkins, who was driving the semi, was utilizing his seatbelt. He was not injured.

The wreck is being investigated by the Nemaha County, Nebraska Sheriff's Office.

Auburn Fire and Rescue units, Nemaha Fire and Rescue and Stella Fire all responded to the scene.

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