Kearney Teen Killed in One Vehicle Interstate Accident


A 15-year-old Kearney girl was killed in a single vehicle accident along Interstate 80 on Tuesday afternoon.

Daniela Rodriguez died after the car she was riding in rolled several times along the interstate, near the Shelton exit.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the driver of the SUV, a 16-year-old Kearney teen, swerved to avoid a dead turkey in the road. She then overcorrected when the vehicle hit the median. The SUV rolled twice, ejecting Rodriguez.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say Rodriguez was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver was taken to a Kearney hospital for minor injuries. She was treated and released.