Two men were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning just south of Offutt Air Force Base on U.S. Highway 34. 

Just before 10:45 a.m., Sarpy County sheriff's deputies and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene of the crash, which was about one mile east of U.S. Highway 75. They found a four-door sedan and a semitrailer truck that had collided in the eastbound lane of Highway 34, said Greg London, the chief deputy of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office. 

A preliminary investigation found that the sedan was westbound on Highway 34 when the driver lost control. The car jumped the median and collided with the semi, London said. The driver of the car and a passenger were killed. 

A 23-year-old woman in the sedan was cut out of the car and taken to Nebraska Medical Center with unknown injuries. The semi driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, London said. 

Highway 34 was closed in both directions from the Harlan Lewis Road to Eighth Street, London said. He estimated the highway would be closed for several hours. 

The names of the deceased were being withheld pending notification of next of kin. London said Wednesday that officers would be able to interview the 23-year-old woman on Thursday, and officials expect her to be able to identify the men. London said officials suspect that they are from out of state. The woman is from the Kansas City area, he said.

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