Kathy Teichmeier, 34, was driving down Interstate 80 in the right lane. Nancy Hermanson and her husband were riding motorcycles in the left lane, her husband about 30 feet in front of her.
According to the police report, Teichmeier attempted an abrupt U-Turn at an emergency crossing area. She clipped Hermanson’s husband’s rear wheel; he was able to regain control of his bike and did not sustain any injuries.
Hermanson’s motorcycle crashed into the rear driver’s side door of Teichmeier’s Kia. She was thrown from her motorcycle. Emergency responders transported her to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries. She was 58.
This was Nebraska’s 89th traffic death this year. At this point last year, there were 81 recorded traffic deaths.
Teichmeier, an Almenda, Kan. native, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide. She was driving with her five children at the time of the motorcycle accident, and the kids have been released to a family friend.
In just a few seconds, eight lives changed forever. A man lost his wife, a woman accidentally killed someone and five kids saw the whole thing happen. Memories like these loom large, and Teichmeier could have prevented the accident if she had taken an extra glance before merging.
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