A 14-year-old girl from Blair was killed Friday when she was ejected from an SUV being driven by another 14-year-old on a farm field road.
Heidy Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene, Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson said.
The crash occurred about 10:25 a.m. northwest of Blair, a half mile west of the intersection of Washington County Roads 23 and 18 and then north on a field road, Robinson said. The SUV was southbound when the male driver lost control of the vehicle, which then entered a cornfield on the east side of the road and rolled.
Two males and four females, ages 13 and 14, were in the SUV, the sheriff said. Only one of the teens was wearing a seat belt, he said.
Of the five occupants who survived the crash, Robinson said, one was taken by medical helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, one was taken by rescue squad to the Nebraska Medical Center and three were taken to the Blair Hospital. One of those three later was taken from Blair by medical helicopter to the Nebraska Medical Center.
Robinson said it's unclear what the teens were doing in the area, although one lives nearby. The driver had a school permit, he said, which allows an unsupervised driver to travel between school and home.
Washington County sheriff's deputies along with crews from the Blair, Arlington and Kennard Fire and Rescue Departments responded to the scene.
The names of the other occupants and driver will not be released at this time, Robinson said Friday afternoon.