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Two killed in crashes within 24 hours on Highway 34 in York County

YORK — There were two fatal crashes on Highway 34 within 24 hours of each other at the start of the week in York County.

“It’s so horrible, we have had two fatality accidents within a 1/4 mile of each other in less than 24 hours,” said Lieutenant Alex Hildebrand in a press release on the York County website.







Highway 34 Crash

A crash on Wednesday, July 10 on Highway 34 killed one driver, the second fatal crash on Highway 34 within 24 hours.


COURTESY YORK COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATION


The fatalities are the latest in a string of other fatal accidents on Highway 34, including one on July 4, which killed a motorcyclist and a two-vehicle accident that killed three people in May.

On Tuesday morning, Robin L. Hendricksen, 71, of Grand Island was killed near the entrance to the York Municipal Airport on Highway 34 after hitting a semi head-on, according to a press release.

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July 4 Accident

A trooper blocks off Highway 34 on July 4 after a fatal accident.


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Hendricksen had crossed into the other lane, causing the collision, Capt. Josh Gillespie said in the press release. An investigation is ongoing.

On Wednesday morning, a driver, who has not yet been identified, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 34 and 81 and was struck and killed by a semi, according to a different release.