Aug 14, 2019 11:50 AM

Motorcyclist dies in multivehicle Sarpy County accident

Posted Aug 14, 2019 11:50 AM

LA PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist died after a four-vehicle accident in eastern Nebraska's Sarpy County.

The accident occurred at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75, a few hundred yards south of U.S. Highway 34. The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office says the motorcycle hit a minivan, which triggered a secondary accident between a work van and a pickup truck that were trailing the motorcycle and minivan.

The sheriff's office says the motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver and passengers in the pickup were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The work van and minivan drivers were taken to a hospital as precautions.

The names of those involved haven't been released.

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Funeral services set for siblings killed in Gretna crash

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) - Funeral services have been set for a sister and brother killed in multi-vehicle crash last week that also seriously injured their mother and two other siblings.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that services for 16-year-old Abby Young and 10-year-old Stephen Young will be Thursday at Westside Church in . A graveside service will be held the following Monday at Omaha National Cemetery.

Abby was set to enter her junior year at Millard West High School this fall, and Stephen would have been a fifth-grader at Reagan Elementary.

Both were in their family's minivan when it was hit from behind by a dump truck as the van was stopped at a red light near Gretna. Also in the van were the children's mother and two siblings