An Omaha man is facing charges following a two vehicle crash Sunday night near Nebraska City that claimed the lives of two people.
The crash happened on Highway 75 just west of the Otoe County town. Authorities say a pickup truck, driven by Michael Curry of Auburn, collided with an SUV driven by 54 year old Rickie Anthony.
The crash killed 32 year old Rachel Curry and her 15 year old stepdaughter Chloe Curry. She was just a few days shy of her 16th birthday and was a sophomore at Johnson County Central School in Tecumseh.
Michael Curry was injured, but will survive. Otoe County authorities say that Anthony’s northbound SUV crossed the centerline of Highway 75 and into the southbound lanes. Michael Curry, who was headed south, took evasive action and crossed the centerline where the two vehicles collided.
Witnesses said Anthony left the crash scene on foot and was later located in Falls City. Someone had given Anthony a ride. Anthony was taken into custody and is expected to be charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.