Little girl killed in fiery car crash was reported missing in March, police say

A Nebraska girl killed in a fiery Friday car crash has been identified as a missing teen who disappeared in March.

Lincoln Journal Star reports that 14-year-old Kaydance Potter died in a crash off of Superior Street in Lincoln, at around 4 a.m. on Friday morning. The girl was driving a car reported stolen from a south Lincoln home of the 5600 block of Canterbury Lane on April 15. It’s still unclear, however, how she came into possession of the car.

Lincoln police Capt. Robert Farber said Potter died at the scene, while an unidentified 19-year-old passenger in the car sustained injuries but is expected to survive.

According to witnesses, Potter lost control of the vehicle, a 2015 Honda Civic, while driving “at high speeds,” the outlet reports. The car apparently smashed into two poles and split in half.

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1011 NOW reports that the Lincoln Police Department confirmed that the girl’s family reported her missing on March 26.

“Between 3-26-2019 and the fatal motor vehicle collision that tragically claimed Kaydance’s life on 4-26-2019, multiple LPD officers attempted to locate Kaydance at several locations and tried unsuccessfully to contact her through friends, family, and social media. ur thoughts and prayers are with Kaydance’s family and friends, and we ask the public respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

Potter was a freshman at Lincoln High School.

Lincoln Police Capt. Ryan Dale added that there were no alcohol or drugs in the vehicle and “no reason for us to believe she was intoxicated or anything,” Omaha World-Herald reports.

The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: Kaydance Potter/Lincoln PD]