Nebraska patrol IDs woman, child fatally injured in crash

July 13, 2018

HADAR, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a northeast Nebraska collision claimed the lives of a woman and one of the three children in her vehicle.

The collision occurred Thursday afternoon near Hadar. The Nebraska State Patrol says the woman’s northbound sport utility vehicle collided with a southbound semitrailer on U.S. Highway 81 when she attempted to turn left onto Nebraska Highway 13.

The patrol identified the driver Friday as 36-year-old Rebecca Fischer, of Plainview. The patrol says her 4-year-old child, Lium, died later at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. The patrol also says 2-year-old Lara and 5-year-old Scarlett Fischer are expected to survive their injuries.

The truck driver was taken to the Norfolk hospital for treatment. The patrol identified him as 26-year-old Tanner Albus, of Decatur.

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