Vehicle in fatal Douglas County crash contained five juveniles … – WOWT

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Traffic investigators have released new details regarding the fatal crash in rural Douglas County on Sunday.
Investigators learned that the five people inside the vehicle that burst into flames near the Douglas County/Washington County line were all juveniles.
Two of them died. One identity remains unconfirmed.
Around 9 a.m. Sunday, deputies and rescue personnel responded to a 911 call on North River Drive just south of the Washington County line in Douglas County.
Upon arrival, responders found a vehicle in the ditch engulfed in flames. Investigators believe the car was traveling northbound on N. River Drive when it lost control and went off the road, striking a tree head-on.
Rescue personnel reportedly located four of the juveniles and removed them from the vehicle. One was declared dead at the scene, one died en route to the hospital, and two others were transported to Nebraska Medicine with serious injuries.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office emphasized that the investigation is ongoing and still in its early stages.
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