Friday morning crash on Highway 34 near the York/Seward County fatal for one person, another in critical condition

YORK COUNTY, Nebraska – Friday morning, a crash on Highway 34 near the York/Seward county line resulted in the death of one person and the serious injury of another.

Friday at 6:22 a.m., multiple emergency services responded to a head-on incident involving two pickup trucks on Highway 34 near Mile Marker 286.

A preliminary investigation conducted by deputies reveals that a GMC K2500 driven by a minor and a Chevrolet Avalanche crashed in the westbound traffic lane. Each car was occupied by a single driver.

Scott Sorensen, 42, of Seward, the driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche, was pronounced deceased at the site.

The teen driver was taken by EMS to a hospital in Lincoln for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The York County Sheriff’s Office is still conducting an investigation into the incident.

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol aided deputies. York Fire and Rescue, Waco Fire and Rescue, and Utica Fire and Rescue were also dispatched to the scene of the accident.

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