The families of the two injured teenagers that were seriously hurt Friday night in a deadly crash in Sarpy County speak out.
The families of the two girls said they are devastated by what happened.
15-year-old Nathaniel LaFave died when the Jeep he was in collided with a pickup at the intersection of 180th and Highway 370. He was a student at Elkhorn Mount Michael High School.
The Jeep was driven by 16-year-old Madeline Shely of Elkhorn, another passenger, 15-year-old Carly Kelly of Omaha, were hospitalized in critical condition and are expected to recover. Both are students of Omaha Marian High School.
The driver of the pickup, Alan Hynce, 50, was not injured.
In a written statement, the family of Kelly said, "We are absolutely devastated with what has happened, but are sincerely grateful for everyone's thoughts and prayers."
Shely's family also issued a written statement. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the LaFave family. Nate was an extraordinary young man whom Maddie loved dearly. We appreciate all the continued prayers for both Maddie and Carly during this difficult time. We would especially like to thank those first on the scene, including the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident, for his quick thinking during what must have been a horrific experience. We also appreciate the extraordinary care given by the critical care team at the med center. If anything positive could come out of this, we would like to see some changes at the intersection to prevent further loss of life."
Funeral services for LaFave have been scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at 10 a.m. at Mount Michael High School. A viewing will be held Tuesday at St. Stephen the Martyr, near 168th and S, at 5:30 p.m.