A 14-year-old girl from Blair was killed Friday when she was ejected from an SUV driven by another 14-year-old on a farm field road.
Heidy Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene, Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson said.
The crash occurred about 10:25 a.m. northwest of Blair on a field road a half-mile west of the intersection of Washington County Roads 23 and 18, Robinson said. The SUV was going south when the male driver lost control of the vehicle, which then entered a cornfield on the east side of the road and rolled.
Two males and four females, ages 13 and 14, were in the SUV, the sheriff said. Only one of the teens was wearing a seat belt, he said.
Robinson said that of the five occupants who survived the crash, one was taken by medical helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center, one was taken by rescue squad to the Nebraska Medical Center and three were taken to Memorial Community Hospital in Blair. One of those three was later taken by medical helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center.
Robinson said it’s unclear what the teens were doing in the area, although one lives nearby.
The driver had a school permit, he said, which allows an unsupervised driver to travel between school and home.
Washington County sheriff’s deputies, along with crews from the Blair, Arlington and Kennard Fire and Rescue Departments, responded to the scene.
The names of the other occupants will not be released at this time, Robinson said Friday afternoon.
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