GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — An 80-year-old Grand Island man was killed Tuesday in a motorcycle/car crash just outside the city.
Donald McCarville was killed approximately one-quarter mile east of the Shady Bend Road intersection on Capital Avenue. The crash occurred at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday.
According to a press release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, a preliminary investigation determined that a 1999 Nissan Sentra driven by Britteney Baker, 21, of Grand Island, was westbound on Capital Avenue when it crossed the center line and struck head-on an eastbound 2005 Suzuki three-wheeled motorcycle driven by McCarville.
McCarville was pronounced dead at the scene.
Baker initially told law enforcement officers who responded to the scene that the driver of the Nissan had fled on foot. After a brief search of the area, she admitted to being the driver, according to the press release.
Sheriff Jerry Watson said Baker, who wasn't injured, had been alone in the car at the time of the accident.
Baker was taken into custody for not having a driver's license, driving left of center, false reporting and motor vehicle homicide.
She was taken to St. Francis Medical Center following the crash for a blood draw, which is standard procedure in a fatal crash, Chief Deputy Sheriff Chris Rea said.