Lincoln police: 2 dead, 19 injured after cars crash and veer into crowd
lincoln police: 2 dead, 19 injured after cars crash and

Lincoln police: 2 dead, 19 injured after cars crash and veer into crowd


Lincoln police confirmed two people were killed and 19 people were injured after two cars collided and went into a crowd Sunday night.Capt. Max Hubka with LPD said the crash happened at the intersection of 52nd and O streets around 10:45 p.m. According to Lincoln police, a black Ford Taurus was traveling westbound on O Street when it collided with a white Toyota Corolla facing eastbound.Officers were in the area for special traffic enforcement and responded to the scene “within seconds.”Hubka said two vehicles were involved in the crash. Both vehicles went up onto the sidewalk and hit a number of pedestrians. “We do not believe nor is there any evidence this was an intentional act,” Lincoln police said in a statement.Police said the area was crowded, with people stacked three to four deep in some areas watching a classic car show happening over Memorial Day weekend.”There’s about 300-400 people over on the sidewalk just watching the car show tonight,” said Breeanna Shields. She said she witnessed the crash and ran to help the victims.Police said 19 people were being treated at area hospitals. In a news release Monday morning, Bryan Health said Bryan Medical Center cared for 10 people. Of those, two were admitted to the hospital. One had critical injuries, the other had serious injuries. Eight other patients were treated and released.Police on Twitter said the two people who died were “female,” and added in a news conference that they were in one vehicle. Their names have not been released.”At this point we think we have a good idea of what occurred and we have everyone involved is in contact with officers,” Hubka said.The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is requesting witnesses with any information, including video or photographic evidence, to call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.O Street from 48th to 56th streets reopened around 5 a.m. Monday.

Lincoln police confirmed two people were killed and 19 people were injured after two cars collided and went into a crowd Sunday night.

Capt. Max Hubka with LPD said the crash happened at the intersection of 52nd and O streets around 10:45 p.m. According to Lincoln police, a black Ford Taurus was traveling westbound on O Street when it collided with a white Toyota Corolla facing eastbound.

Officers were in the area for special traffic enforcement and responded to the scene “within seconds.”

Hubka said two vehicles were involved in the crash. Both vehicles went up onto the sidewalk and hit a number of pedestrians.

“We do not believe nor is there any evidence this was an intentional act,” Lincoln police said in a statement.

Police said the area was crowded, with people stacked three to four deep in some areas watching a classic car show happening over Memorial Day weekend.

“There’s about 300-400 people over on the sidewalk just watching the car show tonight,” said Breeanna Shields. She said she witnessed the crash and ran to help the victims.

Police said 19 people were being treated at area hospitals.

In a news release Monday morning, Bryan Health said Bryan Medical Center cared for 10 people. Of those, two were admitted to the hospital. One had critical injuries, the other had serious injuries. Eight other patients were treated and released.

Police on Twitter said the two people who died were “female,” and added in a news conference that they were in one vehicle. Their names have not been released.

“At this point we think we have a good idea of what occurred and we have everyone involved is in contact with officers,” Hubka said.

The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is requesting witnesses with any information, including video or photographic evidence, to call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

O Street from 48th to 56th streets reopened around 5 a.m. Monday.

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