UPDATE: Two Women From Lincoln Killed In “O” Street Crash Identified
UPDATE POST: LINCOLN–(KFOR May 31)– A 20 year old female driver and a 22 year old female passenger, both from Lincoln, were killed late Sunday night in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of 52nd and O Street at 10:47pm.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was identified as 20-year-old Emily Siebenhor. Her passenger was 22-year-old Edith
Hermosillo. Both succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased.
In a late afternoon statement Tuesday, the Police Department thanked members of the community who were at
the scene and quickly began rendering aid to those involved. “Their quick actions are certainly a reflection
of the strong relationships throughout our community”.
It went on to say “This is an ongoing investigation and LPD is asking anyone who witnessed this crash to come forward
with any information they may have, including video or photographic evidence. Anyone with
information is encouraged to call 402.441.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.
During a 3pm news conference Monday afternoon, Lincoln Police Chief, Teresa Ewins, would not identify the two people killed in a white Toyota, nor would she identify the lone occupant of the other car, an 18 year old male driver from Omaha in a black Ford Taurus.
The two females in the Toyota were pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the Taurus was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Chief Ewins said the Taurus was headed west on O Street when it struck the Toyota, which was facing east on O Street making a left turn to head north on 52nd Street.
As a result of the collision, the Taurus rolled, pinning two pedestrians on the sidewalk on the north side of O Street. Bystanders rolled the vehicle over to help the victims. 20 injured bystanders were treated at hospitals. One victim is in critical but stable condition. Other conditions are described as in non-life threatening.
Chief Ewins said it was too early to say whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Chief Ewins is asking anyone who may have been shooting video or still photos on their phones to please contact LPD’s non-emergency number at (402) 441-6000 or CrimeStoppers at (402) 475-3600.
PREVIOUS POST: (KFOR NEWS May 30, 2022) Lincoln Police on Monday morning provided some new information regarding Sunday night’s deadly two-vehicle crash at 52nd and “O” Street.
A news release sent to KFOR News from LPD indicates that a black Ford Taurus was westbound on “O” Street around 10:47pm when it hit a white Toyota Corolla that was facing eastbound. After the initial impact, both vehicles ended up on the north sidewalk of “O” Street, just west of 52nd Street, where crowds were seated and standing to watch Americruise. One victim is in critical condition, while the others hurt suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
LPD said their investigation is ongoing and more details would be released late Monday afternoon. Investigators are also asking for anyone who saw the crash happen to come forward with any information they have in this case, including video and still photos.
As KFOR News first reported early Monday morning, two people in one of the cars were declared deceased at the scene. LPD had closed off “O” Street from 48th to 56th Streets in both directions for several hours and had reopened just before 6am Monday.
ALSO READ INITIAL POST: Two Confirmed Dead Following Crash On “O” Street Sunday Night