Driver Arrested After Multi-Fatality Crash in Furnas County

Driver Arrested After Multi-Fatality Crash in Furnas County

April 27, 2023
North Platte, NEB.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Washington man following a fatal crash in Furnas County, which claimed the lives of two people and critically injured three others.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday, a Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling northbound on Highway 283. At that time, a Dodge Ram 3500 pulling an empty car trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 89, which has a stop sign at the Highway 283 intersection. The pickup ran the stop sign and struck the passenger side of the Hyundai.

One occupant of the Hyundai, an adult female, was pronounced deceased on scene. Four additional occupants of the Hyundai were transported to hospitals in critical condition. One of those patients, a female child, was flown by helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and has since passed away.

The driver of the Hyundai and another female child were transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital. The driver has since been flown to Bryan Health West Campus in Lincoln. A male child was transported to Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas and has since been flown to a hospital in Wichita. All three remain in critical condition. Names are being withheld at this time pending notification of family.

The two occupants of the Dodge were transported to Norton County Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Once released from the hospital, the driver of the Dodge, identified as Kyiaz Ulanov, 28, of Lynnwood, Washington, was arrested for motor vehicle homicide. He was lodged in Phelps County Jail.

The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting a full crash reconstruction investigation.