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Recent high school grad dies after collision in Sarpy County

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old who recently graduated from high school died after a collision in eastern Nebraska’s Sarpy County.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 6 southwest of Gretna. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says Claire Kresak was trying to pass another westbound vehicle when her car collided with an eastbound minivan driven by 44-year-old Jeffrey Johnson.

The sheriff’s office says Kresak was flown to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where she died Saturday evening. Johnson is expected to survive his injuries.

The Ashland-Greenwood Public School District says Kresak graduated Ashland-Greenwood High School last month.

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