Two young Minnesotans were killed in western Nebraska when a motorist ran a stop sign and slammed into their vehicle, authorities say.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that 22-year-old Remington Harder, of Hutchinson, and 24-year-old Josey Tensen, of Glenwood, were traveling together in a small SUV on Hwy. 87 near Hay Springs when a man driving a pickup ran a stop sign at an intersection and hit their SUV.
Harder and Tensen were ejected from the vehicle and both died at the scene.
The 45-year-old Nebraska man who authorities say ran the stop sign suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, the State Patrol said.
The crash happened around 3:20 a.m., about six miles south of Hay Springs. An investigation is ongoing.
A central Minnesota wrestling club said Harder attended Paynesville High School while Tensen was a graduate and standout wrestler at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School. Here's the post honoring Harder and Tensen.
"The Paynesville Wrestling club would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Remington Harder and Josey Tensen as well as the BBE wrestling community. Remi and Josey were tragically killed in a car accident yesterday. Remi was a manager/stat girl for the Bulldogs when she attended Paynesville High School and her older brother Tanner was a Bulldog wrestler. Josey was a standout wrestler for the Jaguars. Two lives gone way too soon. Rest In Peace!"