A 65-year-old Lexington, Nebraska, woman was among three people who have died on state roads in recent days.

Adelia Morales-Lopez died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, according to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Nebraska State Patrol also reported that a pedestrian died Friday after being struck by a vehicle in Norfolk, and a motorist died Sunday in a collision in Lincoln County.

In the Norfolk fatality, officers went to the intersection of First Street and Cedar Avenue and were told that the pedestrian, Ana Herwig, 56, of Norfolk, was not breathing and CPR was in progress.

Herwig was taken to Faith Regional Health Services, where she died.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Robert Johnson of Norfolk, was not injured.

Herwig was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, Norfolk police said.

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In the Dawson County crash, sheriff’s deputies determined that Morales-Lopez was going east on U.S. Highway 30 in a 2005 Dodge Caravan when it rear-ended a semitrailer truck about 7:30 a.m. Friday. The driver of the semi, Danny Jackson of Lincoln, was trying to turn north onto County Road 435.

Morales-Lopez was pinned in her vehicle and had to be cut out of it. She was taken to Lexington Regional Health Center with critical injuries before being transferred to Kearney.

Jackson declined medical treatment.

In the Lincoln County crash, sheriff’s deputies responded to a crash at Front Street and Splinter Road about 5:25 p.m. A vehicle traveling east on Front Road had left the roadway and drove into the north ditch, striking a tree.

The driver, Cosmo Contreras Jr., 44, of North Platte, was taken to Great Plains Health in North Platte, where he died.

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