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Labor Day single-vehicle crash in northeast Lincoln fatal for one person

LINCOLN, Nebraska – The Lincoln Police Department reports that a single-vehicle accident that occurred in northeast Lincoln on Labor Day resulted in the death of one person.

LPD reported that the collision took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cotner and Holdrege. According to the police, a vehicle traveling in a northerly direction lost control and crashed into a light pole, followed by a utility signal box that controls the traffic signals at the intersection, before coming to rest right in front of the Cotner Center Condominium building. There were five people inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

According to the police, all five people involved in the collision were sent to local hospitals for treatment. Four persons sustained injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, while the fifth victim, a 25-year-old guy who was a rear seat passenger, passed away at a hospital in Lincoln.

The LPD said that the junction was closed for a number of hours as officers investigated the crash site and LES employees worked to replace the light pole and the electric signal box. The crossroads was made available for traffic at approximately 12:30 in the morning on Tuesday.

According to the police, the inquiry into what caused the collision to occur is ongoing.

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