Cass County officials say the pickup driver died at the scene and that the ambulance driver died at a Lincoln hospital.
Update: Officials have identified the Weeping Water ambulance driver as 51 year old Robert Hanes. The driver of the pick up truck is identified as 24 year old William Witlatch of Syracuse.
Mark Bonser with the Nebraska Serious Injury and Line of Duty Response Team tells 11-10 KFAB 100 plus first responders from the Nebraska State Patrol, Cass County Sheriff's Department and emergency crews rushed to the scene to help. It took nearly two hours to free Hanes from the wreckage.
A memorial fund for Hanes has been established:
Home State Bank
P.O. Box 429
Louisville, Nebraska 68037
Two people were killed and three others hurt in a collision between an ambulance and a pickup on Highway 34 near Elmwood around 10:30 Tuesday night.
Cass County Sheriff William Brueggemann says deputies had been trying to find the pickup because of a report about an erratic driver. The pickup crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the ambulance. The Weeping Water ambulance was taking a patient to a Lincoln hospital.
Officials say the 24-year-old pickup driver from Syracuse died at the scene and that the ambulance driver died later at a Lincoln hospital. Three others in the ambulance, including the patient, were taken to hospitals.
The names of those involved haven't been released.