(Sarpy County, NE) -- A Gretna teen is killed while wrestling with a friend in the street and being run over by his vehicle.
The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says just after 12:45 Sunday morning, deputies were called to the area of 132nd Street and Main Street in Springfield for a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Investigators say 18 year olds, Briar Campbell and Garett Plambeck, and 19 year old Gage Nech, all of Gretna, were involved in the incident.
The sheriff's office says preliminary investigation revealed that Nech drove his truck from downtown Springfield to the area of 132nd Street and Main and stopped his vehicle in the road. Campbell and Plambeck were passengers in the vehicle. Investigators say Nech and Campbell exited the vehicle and began to wrestle each other in the roadway. The sheriff's office says unbeknownst to Plambeck, Nech and Campbell were on the ground towards the front passenger side of Nech’s truck. They say at some point, Plambeck put the truck in drive and in the process, the right front tire rolled over Nech, causing his fatal injuries.
Once on the scene, responding deputies located Nech laying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. Springfield Fire & Rescue, Papillion Fire & Rescue, and Air Methods Life Net medical helicopter also responded and provided medical treatment to Nech.
The sheriff's office says it appears that alcohol was involved in the incident. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is working to determine the source of the alcohol.