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Highway 75 Crash Kills Two Teen Girls Leaving Community Stunned

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By:  Melina Matthes

PLATTSMOUTH (KPTM) - A deadly crash near Plattsmouth has shaken up the community. 

Two teenage girls were both killed while driving along highway 75. 

Now, people are demanding that the Department of Roads investigates the highway.  One family said it's a dangerous stretch of road.

The crash happened on highway 75 and Rock Bluff road, leaving both 17-year-old Savannah Robertson and 14-year-old Jenna Miner dead. 

Two classmates said they knew both of the girls very well; one of them had even spoken with Jenna the night before the crash.  "I wish if I could've known I wish I could just tell her just stay home or something because it's just that she had a smile on her face like all the time and now nobody's going to see that smile so it just hurts," Sissy Davie said.

She spoke with Jenna Miner only hours before her death.  Miner was killed when the vehicle she was riding in lost control and slid across the centerline, colliding with another car.  "When I talked to her Saturday night and then she's gone the next morning and there isn't no goodbye I mean that goodnight that I told her that was basically my goodbye."

The driver, Savannah Robertson, was Life Net transported to a nearby hospital, but died after being taken off life support.  "They were just kind hearted people you know?  It's hard to believe I seen them in the hallway like everyday.  It's hard to believe they're gone.  I don't want to believe it's true," Lucas Davie said.

More tragedy for the students at Conestoga high school, who are still grieving the loss of another student killed on highway 75 over the summer.  "It just seems like especially for a small community an awful lot of death," Mary Davie said.

She believes it's a dangerous stretch of highway that needs reevaluated.  "Look at what changes could be made, put it on the immediate planning.  Let's get some funding because one life is too many but two or more?"

A chance at possibly saving another life down the road, "it's a warning, we need to do something.  Change that roadway, see if we can prevent someone else from suffering like this," Mary said.

The classmates said they're setting up funds for both of the families, however in the mean time, they encourage everyone to cherish their time with family over the holidays.  They said you never know if it's the last time you're going to see them. 

Funeral services for Jenna Miner will be held at the First Presbyterian church in Plattsmouth on Friday, December 27th at 11am.  Services for Savannah Robertson are pending. 

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