Frank and Yvonne Pivonka Killed In Crash In West Point, Nebraska: Accident Video

Couple Frank and Yvonne Pivonka have been killed in a car crash near West Point, Nebraska. It was on Sunday morning, July 27, 2014.

The Pivonkas were in an SUV – a Buick Rainier CXL. The driver apparently lost control, rolled over, and crashed into a ditch.

The victims died at the scene. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska.

The cause is not certain. There is a rumor that a deer in the road might have been involved. However, that had not been confirmed by investigators.

The KETV report was not able to say which victim was actually driving when the accident occurred.

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Crash Video Files: Topeka, Kansas: Former Storm And Current RoadRunners Hockey Player, Peter Halash, Killed In Car Accident

A teenage North American Hockey League player with the Topeka RoadRunners has been killed in a car accident. He also played a few games last year for the Tri-City Storm, the junior ice hockey team from Kearney, Nebraska.

Date: Sunday, January 5, 2014

Time: In the evening hours

City / County / State: Topeka, Kansas

Address: not provided

Victims Killed:

1. Peter Halash was 19 years old. He came from Novi, Michigan.

Note that police have not officially identified Halash. But multiple others have identified this teen hockey player as the man who died in the crash.

Victims Injured:

none reported

Cause:

Police have not released details on this accident except to say that the car was registered to Halash and that icy weather and road conditions and speed might have been a factor.

Sources:

KearneyHub.com

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Crash Video Files: Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska: Adrian L. Wood Killed In 2-Vehicle Accident At County Road 17 And Highway 66; Trucker Melody Bole Involved

One man was killed in this two-vehicle crash. The truck driver was not seriously injured.

Date: Friday, January 3, 2014

City / County / State: Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska

Address: Intersection of Highway 66 and County Road 17

Victims Killed:

1. Adrian L. Wood was 34 years old. He was from Lincoln, Nebraska, but was in the process of moving to Wahoo.

Victims Injured:

none reported

Other Driver:

Melody Bole is 50 years old and lives in Casey, Iowa.

Cause:

Police believe that Wood ran a stop sign, causing him to collide with Bole’s semi truck. He was wearing a seat belt, and so was Bole.

Criminal Charges?

Bole doesn’t seem negligent since she did not run a stop sign.

Sources:

DailyJournal.net

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Crash Video Files: Lincoln, Nebraska: State Senator Jennie Robak Killed In Pedestrian Accident Outside Hy-Vee Store At South 70th And Pioneers

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Crash Video Files: Lincoln, Nebraska: State Senator Jennie Robak Killed In Pedestrian Accident Outside Hy-Vee Store At South 70th And Pioneers

One woman was killed in this pedestrian accident, which occurred outside a Hy-Vee grocery store. What happened was an 88-year-old woman, who has not been identified, backed into the pedestrian victim.

Date: Friday, January 3, 2014

Time: About 1 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Lincoln, Nebraska

Address: South 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard

Victims Killed:

1. Jennie Robak was from Columbus, Nebraska, but had moved to Lincoln. She previously served as a Nebraska Senator at the state level for 14 years. Jennie is also the mother of former Lieutenant Governor Kim Robak.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

See the first paragraph for a discussion of how this incident occurred.

Criminal Charges?

The driver has not been charged at this time.

Sources:

TheIndependent.com

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Crash Video Files: Fairmont, Nebraska: Janelle Klassen Killed In 1-Car Accident On County Road 12

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Crash Video Files: Fairmont, Nebraska: Janelle Klassen Killed In 1-Car Accident On County Road 12

This crash involved a woman who was driving with no passengers. She was killed in the accident. No other vehicles were involved.

Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Time: About 2:30 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Fairmont, Nebraska

Address: County Road 12

Victims Killed:

1. Janelle Klassen was 36 and from Polk, Nebraska.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

Police report that Klassen lost control and ran off of the road. She first hit the ditch and then overturned and struck a telephone pole. But it is not clear right now what caused Klassen to lose control. It was not specifically reported whether the victim was wearing her seat belt.

Sources:

1011Now.com

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Crash Video Files: Hitchcock County, Nebraska: Dumas, Texas Resident, Tanner Q. Schumann, Killed In 1-Vehicle Accident On U.S. Highway 34

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Crash Video Files: Hitchcock County, Nebraska: Dumas, Texas Resident, Tanner Q. Schumann, Killed In 1-Vehicle Accident On U.S. Highway 34

One Texas man was killed in this Nebraska crash. This was a one-car accident, and no passengers were with the victim.

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Time: About 3 in the morning

City / County / State: Hitchcock County, Nebraska

Address: U.S. Highway 34

Victims Killed:

1. Tanner Q. Schumann was 22 years old and lived in Dumas, Texas.

Victims Injured:

none

Cause:

Schumann was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. He lost control for some reason, left the road, went up an embankment and through a fence, continued on through some rangeland, and crashed into Dry Creek.

Sources:

McCook Daily Gazette

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Crash Video Files: Near Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska: Teen Jenna Miner Killed In 2-Car Accident On U.S. 75; Savannah Robertson, Travis Laporte, And Kevin Laporte Injured

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Crash Video Files: Near Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska: Teen Jenna Miner Killed In 2-Car Accident On U.S. 75; Savannah Robertson, Travis Laporte, And Kevin Laporte Injured

One teen girl was killed in this crash. Another was injured, and two adult brothers also sustained injuries.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time: About 10:30 in the morning

City / County / State: in the vicinity of Plattsmouth, in Cass County, Nebraska

Address: On U.S. 75, south of Plattsmouth

Victims Killed:

1. Teen passenger, Jenna Miner, was 14. She lived in Beaver Lake, Nebraska.

Victims Injured:

1. Savannah Robertson is 17 and also from Beaver Lake. She was the driver of the Grand Prix in which Miner was a passenger. Robertson was in bad shape and on life support.

2. Travis Laporte is 36 and from Papillion, Nebraska. He was said to be in critical but stable condition. Travis was the driver of the Ford Probe.

3. Travis’s brother, Kevin Laporte, is 34 and from Bellevue, Nebraska. He was the passenger in Travis’s car. Kevin was also in critical but stable condition.

Cause:

Police say that Robertson crossed the center line and collided with Laporte’s vehicle. The road was wet, but it is not clear exactly what caused Robertson to lose control.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time.

Sources:

JournalStar.com

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Crash Video Files: Near Big Springs, Deuel County, Nebraska: William Hanson Killed In Accident With Truck On Interstate 80; Trucker Valeriy Kolpakov Injured

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Crash Video Files: Near Big Springs, Deuel County, Nebraska: William Hanson Killed In Accident With Truck On Interstate 80; Trucker Valeriy Kolpakov Injured

One man was killed in this two-vehicle crash. He was the driver of a Chevy pickup truck. The big-rig truck driver was injured.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time: Close to 5 in the afternoon

City / County / State: Big Springs, Deuel County, Nebraska

Address: Interstate 80

Victims Killed:

1. William Hanson was 60 years old. He lived in North Platte, Nebraska.

Victims Injured:

Truck driver Valeriy Kolpakov is 55 and from Maryland (city not provided). He was already released from the hospital.

Cause:

Police think that Hanson lost control and crossed the center line. This caused a collision with Kolpakov’s truck.

Although the report says alcohol is suspected as a factor, no further information was available on that issue.

Criminal Charges?

There are no charges at this time.

Sources:

NPTelegraph.com

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Crash Video Files: Near Oshkosh, Nebraska: Terry Hofer Killed And Claudia Weinbender Injured In U.S. 26 Car Accident; Edward Hood Arrested

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Crash Video Files: Near Oshkosh, Nebraska: Terry Hofer Killed And Claudia Weinbender Injured In U.S. 26 Car Accident; Edward Hood Arrested

One woman was killed in this two-vehicle crash, and a passenger in her car was injured. The man driving the other car was arrested. While there was no word on official criminal charges yet, the man was suspected of driving under the influence (either drunk driving or drugs applies to this crime).

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: In the afternoon hours

City / County / State: Roughly 5 miles west of the town of Oshkosh, Nebraska

Address: U.S. Highway 26

Victims Killed:

1. Terry Hofer is 62 and from Ogallala, Nebraska.

Victims Injured:

Claudia Weinbender is 62 and from Dix, Nebraska. It was not clear whether she would survive.

Suspect:

Edward Hood is 45 and from Sheridan, Wyoming.

Cause:

Police say Hood crossed the center line, causing a collision with Hofer’s vehicle.

Sources:

DailyJournal.net

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Crash Video Files: Colfax County, Nebraska: Teen Ramon Azcunaga (Schuyler Central High School) Killed In Car Accident On County Road C

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Crash Video Files: Colfax County, Nebraska: Teen Ramon Azcunaga (Schuyler Central High School) Killed In Car Accident On County Road C

One teen boy has been killed in this one-vehicle crash. He was a passenger. The unidentified driver and second passenger – both also teenagers – sustained only minor injuries.

This accident was on County Road C in Colfax County, Nebraska. It happened on Thursday, December 5, 2013. The time was about 4 in the morning.

Victim:

Ramon Azcunaga was 16 years old. He attended Schuyler Central High School, in Schuyler, Nebraska.

Cause:

The driver lost control for some unknown reason, and the car overturned. No one was wearing a seat belt. It is not clear at this time where the car even came from because it was not registered. Whether alcohol was a factor is not certain but is still being investigated.

Criminal Charges?

As of the time of writing, no one had been charged in this accident.

Sources:

1011Now.com

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Crash Video Files: Walthill, Thurston County, Nebraska: Princess Morris Killed In 1-Car Accident; Miguel Tapia Uninjured

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