Three siblings reportedly died in a car crash near Wahoo yesterday, NSP officials are still looking for more information on the crash
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The Nebraska State Patrol is reportedly investigating a fatal crash that happened last night near Wahoo and took the lives of three minors.
According to NSP, at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Saunders County Sheriff’s Deputies requested backup from NSP at the scene of a two-vehicle crash with multiple fatalities at the intersection of HIghway 77 and Highway 109, north of Wahoo.
Investigators say they believe that a Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 18-year-old Monica Chohon of Wahoo, was driving southbound on Highway 109 and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. Then, investigators say an unknown vehicle headed east stopped in the left lane of Highway 77, where traffic has the right of way at the intersection.
At that time officials say the Pontiac attempted to go through the intersection but was hit by an eastbound Dodge Ram 3500 that had been moving in the right lane of Highway 77.
Authorities say the collision caused the Pontiac to roll into the south ditch of the intersection.
The three occupants in the Pontiac, 18-year-old Monica Chohon, 11-year-old James Chohon, and 7-year-old Andrew Chohon, were all pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ram, Tobias Hartung, 40, was not injured.
The third car, the unidentified vehicle that stopped in the left lane on Highway 77, then reportedly left the scene.
Investigators say they’re looking to speak with the driver of that vehicle as a witness to the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Nebraska State Patrol at 402-479-4921. The crash remains under investigation.