PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County Sheriff William Brueggeman reports a fatality accident Monday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 63 and Church Road west of Greenwood.

A press release says a 17-year-old girl was westbound on Church Road in a 2013 Land Rover registered to Daniel and Jerri Chrisp of Lincoln.

The Land Rover was struck at the intersection by a southbound Freightliner driven by 65-year-old Wayne Griess of Martell, Neb.

The sheriff’s office says the force of the collision split the Land Rover into two pieces.


 A rear seat passenger , a 17-year-old girl from Davie, Fla., was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The other Chrisp vehicle passenger, a 16-year-old girl from Aventura, Fla., sustained life-threatening injuries in the crash and was flown by LifeNet to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 

 The driver of the Chrisp vehicle was flown by LifeNet to Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. 


Griess was transported by ground to St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. 

The press release says witnesses told investigators that the Chrisp vehicle did not stop at a stop sign.

Accident reconstruction is being performed by the Nebraska State Patrol.