Driver Flees Scene After Deadly Crash In Otoe County

Two people were killed and two others injured following a two vehicle crash Sunday night just west of Nebraska City.                                                                                                     

Otoe County authorities say the crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on Highway 75 near H Road and involved a northbound Buick Rainier SUV and a southbound Chevy pickup.

Investigators say a passenger in the pickup, 32-year-old Rachel Curry of Auburn, died at the scene.  A second passenger, 15-year-old Chloe Curry of Tecumseh, died from her injuries at the hospital. Curry would have turned 16 on Wednesday and was a student at Johnson County Central in Tecumseh. The pickup driver, 39-year-old Michael Curry of Auburn, survived the crash and remains in the hospital in Nebraska City.

Authorities say the person they believe was driving the Buick Rainier could not be found at the scene, despite a thorough search by a K9 Unit and the Nebraska State Patrol helicopter.  The unidentified driver was located late Sunday night in Falls City, about 60 miles south of the crash site. After receiving medical treatment, the driver was taken into custody and taken to the Otoe County Jail as the investigation continues.

The Otoe County Attorney's Office says they will determine what criminal charges will be filed as a result of the crash.                                    

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