UPDATE: Six killed in Lincoln car crash
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A fatal car crash killed five men and one woman early Sunday morning in Lincoln.
The Lincoln Police Department said officers were dispatched to 56th and Randolph St. at 2:16 a.m. after a call from one of the people in the vehicle. The owner of the phone reportedly told officers that they were in a severe crash but the owner stopped responding to their phone.
Officers said they found a car, believed to a be a black Honda Accord, when they arrived. The car had been traveling eastbound near the intersection and appears to have crossed the roadway before striking a tree in a yard on the north side of Randolph St.
According to authorities, personnel with Lincoln Fire and Rescue transported a 24-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, to the hospital and she is in life-threatening condition. The remaining five people in the vehicle were all men and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was 26-years-old while the other passengers were two 22-year-olds, a 21-year-old, and a 23-year-old.
LPD said all of the occupants of the vehicle were from Lincoln and no names have been released at this time. They are currently working on notifying the family of all those killed in the crash and request privacy for them as they grieve. LPD extends their condolences to their families and friends.
While the investigation is still in the very early stages, LPD ask those with information, including video
evidence, to call their non-emergency number at 402-441-6111 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.
UPDATE: The woman that was transported to the hospital has succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The age for the driver of the vehicle was previously released as 22-years-old but LPD announced his age to actually be 26-years-old.