LINCOLN COUNTY, NE. (THECOUNT) — Gilbert “Gilly” Vasquez and Robert Islas, both of Sioux City, Iowa, have been identified as the men killed in a double-fatal vehicle crash in Lincoln County Wednesday night.

Vasquez, 59, and Islas, 32, were both killed in a Tuesday night crash involving a big-rig near North Platte.


According to reports, Vasquez and Islas were traveling in a vehicle on Highway 83 near North Platte, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle than made head-on contact with a semi-truck and burst into flames.

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries.

Vasquez and Islas were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the beloved men:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 36,288. Its county seat is North Platte. Despite the county’s name, the state capital city of Lincoln is not in or near Lincoln County – Wikipedia.

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