Omaha, NE (April 12, 2021) – An Omaha man was killed in a crash that occurred Friday afternoon in rural Harrison County.
Officers reported that 62-year-old Kurt T. Von Sternberg, of Omaha, was killed in a head-on collision that happened on Loess Hills Trail between York Road and Kermit Place. The wreck was reported just after 4:30 p.m.
Initial reports stated that a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban was traveling northbound on Loess Hills Trail when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2019 Ford Escape driven by Von Sternberg. A passenger riding in the Ford Escape, identified as 60-year-old Debra J. Von Sternberg, also of Omaha, sustained serious injuries in the crash and was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha by LifeNet.
The driver of the Suburban also suffered injuries and was transported to CHI Health Memorial Hospital in the Missouri Valley via ambulance.
The crash is under investigation, and no further details about the events leading up to the wreck have been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Kurt T. Von Sternberg. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Omaha
Each year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. In Nebraska, we see our fair share of devastating accidents take the lives of innocent victims. Although there are various ways that drivers can protect others when they are out traveling, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to provide them with the same kindness and courtesy. As a result, numerous people lose their lives. Fatal accidents often leave families to deal with unbearable mental and emotional pain. Knowing that a loved one has died after a preventable accident is one of the most challenging things to accept.
As if that were not enough, families are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on unexpected funeral costs and other financial burdens resulting from the loss of a loved one. Although there is no amount of compensation that can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, having the resources available after a tragic accident can help families cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. When victims are killed in auto accidents, their families should contact a wrongful death attorney in Nebraska to see what legal options are available to them. In some cases, surviving relatives are able to secure compensation to help cover the costs they face moving forward.
Nebraska car injury attorneys at Dyer Law PC have extensive experience helping families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Although we understand the difficult decisions families face after these tragic incidents, we firmly believe they deserve to get justice and compensation after losing a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Omaha, Nebraska at (402) 393-7529 to meet with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.
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