3 Westminster residents, including child, killed in crash in Nebraska

by: Sam Sanderson, Web Staff

Posted: Dec 26, 2020 / 10:25 AM MST
/ Updated: Dec 26, 2020 / 10:25 AM MST

Photo Courtesy of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KCAU) — Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) released the names regarding Wednesday’s crash that killed three people, including a small child, on Interstate 80 near Hershey.

Around 10:41 a.m. Wednesday, a GMC Yukon was going east on I-80 near mile marker 167. The Yukon lost control in the winter weather conditions, crossed the median, entered the westbound lanes, and collided with a westbound semi.

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The driver, Edgar Navarro, 24, and passengers Idayalid Bautista, 25, and Alexa Navarro, 4, all of Westminster, Colorado, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Two additional passengers, a 3-year-old girl and an 11-month-old girl were both transported to Great Plains Health in North Platte. They have since been transported to a hospital in Denver with what are believed to be non-life-threatening conditions.

Edgar Navarro is the dad of all three children. Idayalid Bautista is the mother of the two surviving children.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

A GoFundMe has been established for surviving members of the family.

In August 2019, a Westminster woman and her daughter were killed in a crash in Nebraska.

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