Saturday night crash in Otoe County fatal for Nebraska man, the victim was not wearing his seatbelt

LINCOLN, Nebraska – The local authorities in Otoe County report that a head-on collision early on Saturday morning resulted in the deaths of two people.

The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a complaint of a crash on Highway 50 between Cook and Syracuse, approximately one mile south of Highway 128 near County Road O. The crash was reported to have involved multiple vehicles.

According to a press statement issued by OCSO, “Warren Paul, age 30, of Sterling was driving northbound on [the highway] when his Mitsubishi SUV was struck head-on by a southbound Acura, driven by Charles Gregory, age 29, of Cook.” According to the results of the early investigation, Gregory went across the middle line.

According to the sheriff’s office, Gregory was found to be deceased at the scene of the accident, and Paul was flown by helicopter from the scene to Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln for treatment. According to OSCO, Paul did not survive his injuries and passed away later.

“Alcohol is not suspected,” the officials noted, adding that Gregory was wearing his seat belt while Paul was not wearing his seat belt. Paul was the one who was not wearing his seat belt.

OSCO has stated that the inquiry into the incident is still ongoing and that their accident reconstruction team has completed an investigation at the scene.

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