A mother and her three children were killed in a three vehicle crash near Fremont. It happened on Highway 30 near the West Lake Mobile Home park Saturday night around 5:40 p.m.
The Dodge County Sheriff says that was an eastbound vehicle driven by 16-year-old Jack Ford stopped to turn into the mobile home park and was hit from behind by an east bound pickup truck driven by 33-year-old German Lopez Saenz. The truck then spun into westbound traffic and slammed into a car driven by 32 year old Maria Cristina Menjivar. She and her three children died in the crash.
According to family, the three kids are 7 year old Angel Menjivar, 8 year old Adrian Menjivar and 10 year old Julian Menjivar. The family told 6 News that Maria Menjivar was also pregnant and due in March. They were from Schuyler, Nebraska.
The investigation determined that Maria was not wearing a seat belt. The children were in the back seat and two were wearing seat belts. Jack Ford and two male passengers in his car were taken to Methodist Fremont Health. No information is available on their injuries at this time.
German Saenz was taken to Methodist Fremont Health and later transported to Nebraska Medicine for his injuries. Officials do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The family has created a GoFundMe Page to help with funeral expenses. If you'd like to help, click here.