Preschool Teacher Among Victims of Deadly Four-Vehicle in Nebraska
COLFAX COUNTY, NE. – October 31, 2018 (columbustelegram.com) A preschool teacher was among the victims of a deadly traffic accident that occurred October 31 in Colfax County, Nebraska, according to an online news report from columbustelegram.com. Four vehicles were involved in the crash.*
At approximately 7:25 a.m. on October 31, 48-year-old Karrie Healy, of Schuyler, Nebraska, was driving a 2011 Buick Enclave southbound on Highway 15 in Colfax County. Near mile marker 1100, a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe crossed the centerline of the highway and crashed into Healy’s Buick. A northbound 2009 Dodge Ram then struck the Tahoe, and a southbound semi-truck subsequently crashed into both the Tahoe and the Buick.
Healy died at the scene. The driver of the Tahoe, 44-year-old Jason A. Bruns, of Omaha, Nebraska, was transported to a local hospital, where he died later that day. The driver of the Dodge, Keldon K. Phillips (age not reported), of Schuyler, and the driver of the semi-truck, Adam J. Wermers (age not reported), of Howells, Nebraska, were not seriously injured. Neither was admitted to a hospital.
Nebraska State Patrol, Schuyler Fire and Rescue, Howells Fire and Rescue, and the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Healy was a preschool teacher for Schuyler Community Schools, according to Colfax County Attorney/Coroner Denise Kracl. Healy taught Kracl’s daughter, Kracl said, and her death will be devastating to the community.
“Karrie and all of her family regularly participated in community events, and they were well known throughout Colfax County,” Kracl said. “Her death will affect not only her family but also multitudes of past students, her friends and members of the community. She was kind to everyone she knew. She taught generations of families.”
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