Two with Imperial ties survive crash near Kearney
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office in Kearney continues to investigate an early Saturday morning fatal accident on a rural county road, northwest of Amherst. Two young women with Imperial ties survived the accident with two others. Two died at the scene. According to a preliminary investigation by the sheriff’s office, a 2008 Ford F-350 pickup was traveling northbound when it left the roadway, entered the west ditch and rolled, coming to rest in the ditch.
The driver of the vehicle, Kalen Pfeiffer, 23, of rural Amherst was accompanied by five adult passengers, two males and three females. Dead at the scene were University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) junior Amber Frerichs, 21, of Bassett, and Neal Maloley, 29, of Kearney, according to the sheriff’s office.
Also in the vehicle were Bridget Langin of Imperial, 21, a 2014 CCS graduate, and former Imperial resident Maddison Vaverek, 22, who graduated from CCS in 2013. Both are UNK students. Eric Kohl, 26, of Kearney was also a passenger.
The driver and three others were transported for medical treatment to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, said Capt. Bob Anderson of the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office investigation continues. Exact time of the crash is unknown, according to the sheriff’s office. The accident was reported close to 3 a.m. CT.