One dead, two injured in vehicle-pedestrian crash near Rushville
RUSHVILLE, Neb. -- A vehicle-pedestrian crash resulted in one person dying and two injured outside of Rushville.
The Nebraska State Patrol said troopers were sent to Highway 87, two miles north of Rushville, at 8:00 p.m. MT on Nov. 5 after the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office contacted them about a crash. A Honda Odyssey and a pedestrian were reported involved in the crash.
According to authorities, they determined the pedestrian, later identified as 21-year-old Arrow Merrita Long, of South Dakota, was walking in the northbound lane of traffic. The driver of the Odyssey reportedly tried to slow down and avoid Merrita Long but ended up hitting them.
Officials said Merrita Long was pronounced dead at the scene and the two people in the van only had minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office has assisted NSP with the investigation.