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90-year-old man killed in crash into Kearney lake


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KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Police in south-central Nebraska say a 90-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a Kearney lake. Donald Corneer was driving Wednesday afternoon, while his 87-year-old wife was a passenger in the car, when the car careened into Cottonmill Lake. Witnesses say the car immediately sank, but the woman was able to escape. She was helped to shore by a bystander. Four Kearney police officers went into the water to try to rescue the man, but were unable to find him in the water. Members of a fire department dive team later pulled Corneer's body from the water.


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