January 16, 1996 in Nation/World

Neighbors Die In Nebraska Head-On

Compiled From Wire Services

Two carloads of people who lived next door to each other collided head-on on a rural highway 20 miles from home, killing six people, two of them children.

The driver of one of the cars was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The dead included a couple and their infant daughter, and the woman’s sister-in-law and her daughter.

The accident occurred late Friday near Humphrey, north of the victims’ homes in Columbus.

Investigators said a car crossed the highway’s center line into the path of a station wagon carrying eight people. Five of those in the station wagon were killed, along with a passenger in the car.

The car’s driver, Armando Hernandez, was arrested at the scene. He was hospitalized with a broken hip.

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