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One woman killed, another in critical condition after being hit by pickup on US 77

December 16, 2018 GMT

One woman was killed and another was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by a pickup at the intersection of U.S. 77 and West Hallam Road on Friday night.

The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. as the two women were helping another person change a flat tire, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Vonnell Briggs, 42, of Lincoln, was pronounced dead at the scene, and 61-year-old Karen Meyer of rural Cortland was flown to a local hospital. She was listed in critical-but-stable condition Saturday.

Investigators say the driver of the southbound pickup was 74-year-old Kenneth Lineweber of Beatrice.

No charges have been filed, and an autopsy has been ordered.