3 dead in pickup, school van crash in Nebreaska

June 1, 2012 - 6:25 PM

ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead after a head-on accident involving a public school van and a pickup truck in rural Nebraska.

The accident happened Friday afternoon on state Highway 2 just west of Ansley, a small town about 160 miles west of Lincoln.

Capt. Jim Parish of the Nebraska State Patrol says three people were killed in the two-vehicle, head-on collision. He says both drivers and a passenger died. It wasn't immediately clear which vehicle the passenger was in.

Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond tells the Kearney Hub newspaper that the accident involved a Broken Bow Public Schools van and pickup truck.

Parish says other passengers were hurt but their injuries didn't appear life-threatening.