Four motorcycle riders from Iowa were killed Saturday morning in a crash south of Lake McConaughy.A vehicle crossed the center line and hit two motorcycles traveling in the opposite direction, according to preliminary investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol. Each motorcycle was carrying two riders. All four were killed.
The wreck occurred just after 9:30 a.m. on Neb. Highway 26 near mile marker 136 in Keith County, NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said.
The riders of one motorcycle were Sheila Matheny, 54, and James Matheny 61, of Bedford, Iowa. The riders of the other motorcycle were Michal Weese, 58, and Jerolyn Weese, 59, of Council Bluffs.
The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Colorado for treatment of injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The Nebraska State Patrol urges motorists to use extra caution during the holiday weekend as a record number of travelers are expected to be on the roads throughout the country.