Adding to what has already become a year of increased roadway fatalities, several fatal accidents were reported this weekend across Nebraska.
An accident on Highway 75 near Plattsmouth on Friday afternoon has killed one young boy.
Thirteen-year-old Nathan Houfek was killed when a semi crested a hill and slammed into a line of cars stopped for construction. Nathan died after being flown to an Omaha hospital along with two others in the car and one other 66-year-old woman in a different car.
The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a one-car rollover crash Sunday morning west of Genoa in Nance County.
Officials say 49-year-old Robert Fischer of Shelby died after the driver of the car he was in lost control while driving down a county road. The driver overcorrected and the car veered into a ditch and rolled. Authorities say Fischer wasn't wearing a seat belt.
Around 9 a.m. Sunday morning a 17-year-old boy was killed and his 20-year-old sister critically injured when a car crashed into their horse-drawn buggy near Pawnee City.
Pawnee County Sheriff Jayme Reed a 1992 Cadillac Deville driven by 56-year-old Vivian Cockrell of Pawnee City hit the back of the horse-drawn buggy.
Rueben Yoder died at the scene of the crash. His sister, Fannie Yoder, sustained head injuries and was taken to a Lincoln hospital.
Later Sunday, a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highways 57 and 32 in northeast Nebraska killed one woman and injured three other people.
NSP helped Stanton County officials respond to the wreck eight miles south of Stanton around 7 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities say 53-year-old James Pfeifer's car pulled out in front of a southbound pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Cole Beyke of Stanton.
Pfeifer's wife, 51-year-old Peggy Pfeifer, was killed in the crash and James and his daughter, 21-year-old Hannah Pfeifer were flown to Sioux City with critical injuries. All three of the Pfeifers had to be removed from their car with the Jaws of Life.
Beyke was taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk for treatment.
The accidents come a week after Nebraska officials reported the number of fatal crashes on state roadways had surpassed what they were at the same time in 2012.