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I-80 accident victims die from injuries

Two additional people, injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 80 on Nov. 7, have died.

Nebraska State Patrol public information coordinator Deb Collins said Simon Jacinto-Mendez, 36, of Kimball, passed away Nov. 8, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha .

Last Friday, 23-year-old Katie Griggs, 23, of Brush, CO, died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

The 2-year-old son of Griggs—Joshua Atkins, also of Brush, CO—died on Nov. 7 at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln from injuries sustained in the accident.

The accident happened about a mile east of Gothenburg when 22-year-old John Horn, of Julesburg, CO, attempted to pass a semi-truck trailer in the westbound lane about 7:25 p.m.

Collins said Horn, who was driving a Geo Prism, then over corrected and entered the median.

Horn, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated and released from Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.

He was later cited for not having an operator’s license.

Griggs and Jacinto-Mendez were not wearing seat belts and were ejected.

Collins said Atkins was in an improperly secured car seat and was also thrown from the vehicle.

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