Kearney Woman Has Died 6 Weeks After Car Accident


A Kearney woman has died almost six weeks after an August car crash that sent her to an Omaha hospital.

Kelly Franks, 44, died Thursday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from injuries she received as a result of the accident.

The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office says Franks was driving a car that collided with a pickup truck driven by 17-year-old Brett Bendfeldt.

Bendfeldt's truck struck the driver's side of Franks' northbound car in an intersection about two miles south of Kearney.

Bendfeldt was treated and released for minor injuries after the crash.