Watch live: Officials give update to Gretna crash investigation

The five victims of the crash were, from left, Alex Minardi, Addisyn Pfeifer, Kloe Odermatt, Roan Brandon and Abigail Barth. Brandon was the only survivor.

Update: The press conference on the Gretna crash investigation has ended. Stick with Omaha.com for more on this developing story. You can watch a replay of the press conference at the top of this article.

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On June 17, a late-night crash claimed the lives of four Gretna teenagers and seriously injured another. 

Abigail Barth, 16, was driving the eastbound 2017 Ford Fusion when it veered off Platteview Road just west of 180th Street, came to rest in a creek and caught fire.

Accident investigators determined that Barth had a blood alcohol reading of .09 and the car was traveling over 90 mph at the time of the crash. The posted speed limit on Platteview Road is 55 mph.

The crash killed Barth, Kloe Odermatt, 16, Addisyn Pfeifer, 16, and 15-year-old Alex Minardi. The girls were close friends who would have been juniors at Gretna High School this fall.

Their friend and classmate Roan Brandon, 15, was injured in the crash with burns and a broken collarbone and has been released from the hospital.

All but one girl, Pfeifer, had alcohol in their system, according to the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials gave an update on the investigation at 10:30 a.m.

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