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Woman, 82, dies in crash in south-central Nebraska

February 9, 2018 GMT

An 82-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Upland in south-central Nebraska.

The Franklin County Attorney’s Office said the crash occurred Tuesday around 4 p.m. about a half-mile north of the intersection of Nebraska Highways 10 and 4 southwest of Upland.

Authorities said Delna Wempen of Minden died in the crash. The County Attorney’s Office said an autopsy indicated that Wempen, who was a passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup truck, died of blunt-force trauma.

A grandson, Jacob Wempen, 20, also of Minden, who was driving the pickup truck, was injured in the crash and he was taken to a hospital, the County Attorney’s Office said. He was treated for his injuries and released, authorities said.

Charles Fisher, 48, of Esbon, Kansas, who was driving a Dodge Charger, remained hospitalized Thursday with serious injuries, the County Attorney’s Office said. Esbon is southeast of Franklin County just across the Nebraska border.

The County Attorney’s Office said an investigation into the cause of the crash continues.