LPD Identifies Victim In Sunday’s Deadly Crash

LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 7)–A deadly crash in southwest Lincoln Sunday morning claims the life of a 23-year-old woman.

Lincoln Police Captain Todd Kocian says officers and LFR were called out to 14th and Highway 2 around 7am Sunday, where a car driven by Hortencia Hernandez was in the right turn lane off Highway 2 to go southbound on 14th and it didn’t negotiate a curve. The car hit a traffic light pole and railroad crossing signal.

Captain Kocian said the car came to a rest in the southbound lanes of 14th Street, just south of Highway 2.  Hernandez was taken to a Lincoln hospital, where she later died.

Police are still investigating what led to the crash and ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors.