Parents of 3 Gretna girls killed in crash sue Sarpy County

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GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — The families of three Gretna 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.

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