2 Drivers Die After Head-On Collision in Madison County

Authorities say two drivers died after their vehicles collided in northeast Nebraska’s Madison County. The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Nebraska Highway 32, about 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) west of Madison.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says an eastbound sport utility driven by 79-year-old Francisco Alarcon crossed the center line and hit an oncoming SUV being driven by 75-year-old Janice Preister.

Another vehicle soon struck the eastbound SUV. The sheriff’s office says Alarcon was pronounced dead later at a hospital. He lived in Madison. The office says Preister was pronounced dead at the scene. She lived in rural Lindsay. A passenger in the third vehicle was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.