Vehicle/pedestrian fatality accident claims life of Horizon Middle School teacher

Vehicle/pedestrian fatality accident claims life of Horizon Middle School teacher

KEARNEY, Neb. –  At approximately 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 officers of the Kearney Police Department, Good Samaritan EMS, and Kearney Fire Department were dispatched to a Vehicle/Pedestrian accident in the 900 block of West 35th Street.

An adult male and adult female were walking on the sidewalk and struck by a car that had left the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 16-year-old female. Both pedestrians were transported by Good Samaritan Ambulance with serious injuries.

On Friday, June 26, 2020 investigating officers learned the adult female had died at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

Kearney Public Schools identified the victim as Horizon Middle School teacher Jessica Eidem. School officials have made a crisis response team available for students from 5-7pm tonight at the Horizon Middle School Media Center.