Complete coverage of the tragic accident that took the lives of Alex Minardi, Addisyn Pfeifer, Kloe Odermatt and Abigail Barth.
Authorities released Thursday the names of four Gretna teenagers who died in this week’s car crash, along with the name of a fifth victim being treated at a Lincoln hospital.
She was the jokester of her close-knit group of friends, her mom said.
Kloe was a committed athlete who started tumbling when she was 3 years old, an outdoorsy adventure-lover who would hop on an ATV or a jet ski, a sweet-talker with an infectious smile.
Abigail Barth's friends and family are remembering small but meaningful moments this week after she and three other soon-to-be juniors at Gretna High School were killed in a Sarpy County car crash.
Alex Minardi impressed her parents with her studiousness and friends with her sense of humor. "She made us very proud of everything she did," her mom said.
She learned Wednesday that she had lost her four best friends, the family said on a Facebook post by a community group.
Several online fundraisers or bank accounts have been started to help the families of the five Gretna teenagers involved in a fatal car crash Monday night.
The event will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gretna.
Four girls died at the scene. A fifth was injured and is being treated at a burn unit in a Lincoln hospital.
First responders are no strangers to tragedy, but firefighters, Sarpy County sheriff's deputies and other personnel arrived at a scene Monday night that several called especially harrowing: a fiery car crash that claimed the lives of four teenage girls. Another girl, injured with burns, remains hospitalized.
The crash occurred just west of the intersection of 180th Street and Platteview Road. The names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of family.
The Gretna crash victims loved dance, cheerleading and soccer.
As Gretna deals with the loss of four teenage girls in a car wreck, longtime residents recalled a crash from nearly 40 years ago when four teenage boys were killed near Sapp Bros.