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UPDATE: Authorities release the names of those killed in Pierce County accident

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NORFOLK, NE (KTIV) -

Authorities continue to investigate a traffic accident near Norfolk, Nebraska that killed two people, including a small child Thursday afternoon.

The State Patrol says an SUV turned from Highway 81 onto Highway 13 into the path of a semi.

The driver of the SUV, 36-year-old Rebecca Fischer of Plainview, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three children in the SUV were taken to the hospital. Five-year-old Scarlett Fisher and four-year-old Lium Fischer were taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk and two-year-old Lara Fischer was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 

Authorities said Lium Fischer died a short time later.

Both girls are expected to survive.

The driver of the semi, 26-year-old Tanner Albus was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Patrol continues to investigate the crash. 

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Two people have died, one of which was a child, and two taken to local hospitals following a fatal accident in Pierce County, Neb.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 13  at 12:45 p.m., when a Buick Enclave attempted to turn west from Highway 81 onto Highway 13.

The vehicle was struck by a southbound semi.

The driver of the Buck was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Three small children were inside the Buick.

Two were taken to Faith Regional Health Services Hospital in Norfolk, Neb., while a third was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

One of the children taken to Norfolk passed away. 

The semi driver was taken to Norfolk with non-life-threatening conditions.

Names and additional details regarding age and gender will be released following notification of next of kin.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the crash.

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