Three Women Killed in Nebraska Tread Separation Rollover Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 15-Nov-2011

A single-vehicle rollover accident left three women dead, Friday, Maxwell, Nebraska officials said.

Claudia J. Cerda-Hernandez, 25, of Albuquerque, NM, Romelia Pacheco, 32 of Denver, CO and Viridiana Becomo, 23, of Denver, CO, were all killed when their 1998 Chrysler minivan lost tread on a rear tire. The passenger side, rear tire sustained tread separation, provoking loss of control over the minivan, officials said.

After the driver lost control of the vehicle in the eastbound lane, the minivan veered into the median, flipping several times before coming to a rest in the westbound passing lane on I-80.

There were a total of eight women riding in the minivan and one male infant. The three women killed in the rollover accident were not wearing seatbelts, police said. Three other women passengers were also ejected from the minivan and were also not wearing safety belts.

Although Cerda-Hernandez and Pacheco were pronounced dead at the scene of the tread separation accident, Becomo died in Kearny of crash related injuries after arriving at Good Samaritan Hospital.

The names and current conditions of those injured in the tread separation rollover accident have not yet been released as authorities notify family members.

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