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State Patrol identifies driver, child killed in crash north of Norfolk

July 14, 2018

The Nebraska State Patrol has released the names of a driver and a child killed in a crash with a semitrailer north of Norfolk on Thursday.

A Buick Enclave driven by Rebecca Fischer, 36, of Plainview, attempted to turn from the northbound lanes of U.S. 81 onto westbound Highway 13, but was struck by a southbound semi.

Fischer was pronounced dead at the scene. Three children were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Two of the children, Lium Fischer, 4, and Scarlett Fischer, 5, were taken to Faith Regional hospital in Norfolk. The third child, Lara Fischer, 2, was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Lium Fischer died at the hospital. The two girls are expected to survive, a State Patrol spokesman said in a news release.

The driver of the semi, Tanner Albus, 26, of Decatur, was also transported to Faith Regional hospital in Norfolk with non-life-threatening conditions.

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