Parents of 3 Nebraska Girls Killed in Crash Sue Sarpy County

June 14, 2021

The families of three Gretna, Nebraska, girls who died in a crash in Sarpy County are suing the county, which they said did not correct a deficient design of the road where the girls died.

The lawsuit also asks a judge to find that Nebraska’s $5 million cap on judgments against government entities is unconstitutional, The Omaha World-Herald reported.

The lawsuit was filed by the parents of Abigail Barth, 16; Alexandria Minardi, 15; and Addisyn Pfeifer, 16; all of Gretna.

They died when the car Barth was driving went off Platteview Road in Sarpy County on June 17, 2019.

The mother of a fourth girl who died and the parents of a girl who survived did not join the lawsuit.

Sarpy County spokeswoman Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett said she would not comment on a pending lawsuit.

Investigators said the car the girls were in was going 90 mph when it hit a guardrail and burst into flames.

The lawsuit alleges the girls would not have died if the county had followed a consultant’s recommendations for improvements to Platteview Road.

Topics Lawsuits Nebraska

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  • June 15, 2021 at 7:48 pm
    Jack King says:
    90 mph + .09 blood alcohol = county absolved Sad story.
  • June 15, 2021 at 2:20 pm
    Mark says:
    This is just a ploy by a personal injury lawyer to try to get more money. The roadway is straight there and there's no way to make the highway any safer. It's posted at 55 m... read more
  • June 15, 2021 at 2:14 pm
    reality bites says:
    This gets worse on investigating online sources. From the Omaha World-Herald. "Four of the five girls had alcohol in their systems, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office has sai... read more

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