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UNK student dies after accident on I-80 - The Grand Island Independent: State

UNK student dies after accident on I-80

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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 4:32 pm

LINCOLN - Raven Addy-Cruz, a 23-year-old Kearney woman, died of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle accident Thursday on Interstate 80 in Lincoln.

Addy-Cruz died Saturday at BryanLGH West Medical Center, Deb Collins, spokesperson for the Nebraska State Patrol, said.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Addy-Cruz was driving a 1996 Mazda 3 east on I-80 near mile marker 396, which is near the northwest 48th Street exit, when the car was rear-ended by a dump truck. The car was pushed into the south ditch where it rolled over. The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Addy-Cruz was flown by medical helicopter to Bryan LGH West, Collins said.

Her husband, Edgar Cruz, and their 13-month-old daughter, Hazel, were taken by ambulance to BryanLGH West with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the dump truck, Lyle Carmen, 56, of Cook, was not injured.

Addy-Cruz is registered as a student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney as a senior education major. She attended Kearney High School.

The accident is under investigation.

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