Gretna teens killed in Interstate 29 accident
PERCIVAL - The Iowa State Patrol reports a fatality accident on Interstate 29 near Percival Saturday evening.
An accident reports say a Dodge Charger lost control and struck a Jeep, sending both cars rolling into a ditch.
Everyone inside the Jeep was ejected or partly ejected, including two Gretna teenagers who died at the scene.
Three other occupants in the Jeep were sent to the hospital with injuries, including two teenagers and a 20-year-old from Omaha.
According to authorities, the teens killed, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, were not wearing seatbelts.
An accident report says the Dodge was driven by Rogelio Martinez, 26, of Columbus and the Jeep was driven by Garrett Grossman, 20, of Omaha.
Grossman was transported by medical helicopter and Glenwood Rescue transported 18-year-old Hannah Devitt to UNMC. They were both wearing seatbelts.
Sophee Devitt, 15, of Omaha was taken by medical helicopter to UNMC.
The teens killed are identified as 14-year-old Joseph Tupper and 16-year-old Alice Tupper, both of Gretna.