LINCOLN, Neb. –
A passenger’s cell phone automatically alerted responders after a vehicle crashed into a tree early Sunday morning in a Nebraska crash that left all six on board, authorities said. car was killed.
Police say five men in the Honda Accord died at the scene of the crash around 2:15 a.m. in Lincoln, about 3 kilometers east of the state Capitol. A 24-year-old woman later died at the hospital where she was taken in critical condition.
Five men were killed including the 22-year-old driver. The other victims are a 21-year-old, a 23-year-old and two 22-year-olds.
Police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation, and they said the reported crash was caused by an iPhone that detects a collision and automatically calls responders when the owner of the phone is not. feedback.
“This is the worst crash in Lincoln in recent memory,” said Assistant Sheriff Michon Morrow. “We tried to think of another accident as bad as this and we couldn’t come up with anything.”
Investigators were unable to find any witnesses to the crash Sunday afternoon, which could make it more difficult to determine what happened.
“The cause of this crash will take some time to determine,” Morrow said. “We are looking at all possibilities, including alcohol, speed or distracted driving.”