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SUV passenger dies after collision in Seward County

May 14, 2019

GARLAND, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle passenger died after a collision in eastern Nebraska’s Seward County.

The collision occurred around 3:50 p.m. Sunday, about a mile (2 kilometers) south of Garland. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office says a westbound vehicle didn’t halt at a stop sign and struck the northbound SUV, fatally injuring the SUV passenger.

She’s been identified as 56-year-old Lily Gonzalez, who lived in Seward. The SUV driver’s been identified as 53-year-old Edward Gonzalez. He was treated at a Seward hospital and released.

The other driver’s been identified as 20-year-old Paxton Minnig, of Lincoln. He was taken to a Lincoln hospital.

Investigators say criminal charges are pending.

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