Lincoln driver, motorcyclist identified in fatal Monday night crash | Crime and Courts |

2022-09-02 18:45:34 By : Ms. Laura Song

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Both drivers involved in a Monday night collision that killed a 28-year-old motorcyclist near 35th Street and Cornhusker Highway have been identified. 

Pierce White of Lincoln had been riding his 2006 Suzuki C50 west on Cornhusker Highway at about 6:30 p.m. when an eastbound sedan, driven by 18-year-old Alexis Kelly, turned left onto 35th and collided with the motorcyclist, according to the crash report.

White, who had a green traffic signal when he entered the intersection and was wearing a helmet, died at the scene, police said.

Witnesses told police that White tried to stop but wasn't able to before colliding with Kelly's sedan as it turned.

Police tested Kelly's urine for suspected drug presence, according to the crash report.

It's unclear what kind of drug officers suspected her to be under the influence of at the time of the crash. No test results were indicated on the document.

No citations have been issued.

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A Kansas City, Missouri, native, Andrew Wegley joined the Journal Star as breaking news reporter after graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2021.

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