Weather Believed to be a Factor in Fatal Two-Car Crash
Troopers are saying bad weather conditions were a factor in a two-car crash on Interstate 80 in Hamilton County that killed a Callaway woman.
The driver of one of the cars, Kristina Leigh Anne Allen, 19, died after the driver of a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer lost control of her car, crossing the median and striking Allen's 2000 Saturn.
Lindsay Schluntz, 28, of Kearney, was driving the SUV; she was not injured in the crash.
The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday near the Giltner exit on I-80.
Both women were wearing seat belts.
Because bad weather conditions leading to bad road conditions were a factor in this accident, the Nebraska State Patrol would like to remind drivers to adjust their speed and never travel faster than conditions allow.
Slick surfaces make it difficult to steer and stop. They warn to not drive in slick, wet, snowy weather with your cruise control on to give yourself plenty of time and distance to react to others around you.
The agency says to be sure to exercise caution on bridges and overpasses, keep your headlights on and make sure they are cleaned off.
Drivers can check road conditions at www.511.nebraska.gov; http://www.ndortraveler.mobi, the 511 Mobile Traveler Site; or by dialing 511 (800-906-9068) from any landline or cellular phone for information.