Car-semi crash kills boy, 2 - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:14 am / Updated at 7:41 pm
Car-semi crash kills boy, 2

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a 2-year-old Bellevue boy.

The accident happened about 5 p.m. Saturday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 outside of Lincoln, near the Waverly interchange.

Deb Collins, a patrol spokeswoman, said a Toyota Camry driven by Robert J. Curry, 35, of Bellevue was struck from behind by a semi.

The impact crushed the rear of the car, killing Curry's son, Robert A. Curry. The boy was pronounced dead at BryanLGH Medical Center West in Lincoln.

The boy's father also was taken to BryanLGH West for injuries, but the extent of those injuries was not immediately known.
The child's mother and 1-year-old sister were not injured.

Collins said the children were in the proper restraints and both parents were using seat belts.

The driver of the semi, Leamond Pierce, 52, of Claymont, Del., was not injured. His passenger, James Fryer, 24, of Chester Pa., was treated for minor injuries and released.

Collins said Saturday's snowy weather might have been a factor in the crash.

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