October 26, 2018
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you belong to a race that never invented the wheel, you shouldn’t be allowed to drive.
A 32-year-old woman and her high school-age stepdaughter died in a hit-and-run crash Sunday evening west of Nebraska City.
Auburn residents Rachel Curry, 15-year-old Chloe Curry and Michael Curry, 39, were heading south in a Chevy pickup on U.S. 75 near H Road at 7:20 p.m. when their pickup collided with a northbound Buick Rainier, Otoe County Attorney David Partsch said in a release Monday.
Rachel Curry died at the scene.
Chloe Curry and her father were taken to CHI St. Mary’s in Nebraska City, where Chloe Curry died just before 9 p.m., Partsch said.
Michael Curry, who was driving, survived the crash, the release said.
The Rainier was totaled, but the driver wasn’t at the scene when rescue workers arrived. Otoe County sheriff’s deputies searched the area with a police dog, and a Nebraska State Patrol helicopter circled above, to no avail.
Late Sunday night, law enforcement officers found the suspected driver, Rickie E. Anthony, 54, in Falls City, 57 miles south of the crash site, Partsch said. He had received a ride from someone else.
Anthony, a resident of Douglas County, received medical treatment and was taken to the Otoe County jail. He’s expected to face charges of two counts of motor vehicle homicide with reckless or willful reckless driving and leaving the scene of a fatality crash.