SIDNEY, NE — Authorities say two people are dead after a crash involving a semi-truck and car north of Sidney early Friday afternoon.
According to Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub, 51-year-old Brian Lee Johnson and 24-year-old Catherine Noquera Johnson died as a result of the crash that occurred near the intersection of County Roads 111 and 32 just before 1:00 p.m. Friday.
Investigators say Brian was driving north on County Road 111 with his family. At the same time Mark Dalbey was westbound on County Road 32 driving a semi-truck. Police say after an initial investigation, it appears Brian failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection and collided with the semi-truck.
Brian and Catherine were killed upon impact, according to Schaub.
The Johnson's one-and-a-half-year-daughter was in a car seat and extricated from the vehicle by first responders. She was taken to Sidney Regional Medical Center and later flown to a children's hospital in Colorado for treatment of her injuries.
Schaub says they are awaiting final results on a determination of the cause of the crash by an accident reconstructionist.
The Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Regional West Ambulance Service and Sidney Volunteer Fire Department all responded to the scene.