Authorities identify victims of Tuesday crash near McCook

October 11, 2018

The State Patrol has released the names of two people who were killed in a crash north of McCook on Tuesday.

The crash occurred about 10:45 a.m. when a 1993 Geo Prizm was traveling north on U.S. Highway 83. It crossed the center line and struck a southbound semi 9 miles north of McCook, according to a State Patrol press release.

The driver of the Prizm, William Shanahan, 72, of Maywood, and passenger Georgia Connor, 64, of Stratton, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, Brian Els, was not injured.

Investigation of the crash continues, according to the patrol.

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