Update: Saturday, June 2, 9:30 a.m.:
One patient remains in critical condition at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, two are in serious condition and one is in fair condition following Friday's crash.
One patient was treated and released and one remains in fair condition at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Two communities are grieving in the wake of a two-vehicle crash in Custer County that claimed the lives of three people -- including two high school basketball coaches -- and sent eight students to the hospital.
The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. Friday on Highway 2, about one mile west of Ansley.
Broken Bow High School basketball coach Anthony Blum, 24, assistant coach Zane Harvey, 38, and 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck were all killed in the crash.
Nebraska State Patrol troopers say the preliminary investigation shows a pickup truck driven by Sherbeck was traveling east on Highway 2 when it crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2009 Ford Econoline van, driven by Harvey. Blum was a front seat passenger in the van.
The van -- registered to Broken Bow Public Schools -- was returning from a basketball clinic in Kearney when the crash occurred.
Eight Broken Bow High School students -- all male members of the high school basketball team -- were transported to area hospitals. Two of the students were treated and released. A ninth member of the team, originally believed to be in the van, rode home with a family member.
Blum was a popular figure in his hometown of Minden, and in Broken Bow, students and faculty are mourning the loss of these coaches.
Police say the van did have seatbelts, but they're still unsure if everyone was wearing them. Right now there are still a lot of questions left to be answered, but authorities say they are still investigating.
The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted at the scene of the crash by the Custer County Sheriff's Office, as well as rescue personnel from Ansley, Broken Bow, Mason City and Merna.