LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A passenger’s cellphone mechanically alerted responders after a automotive hit a tree early Sunday in a Nebraska crash that killed all six of its younger occupants, authorities mentioned.

5 males within the Honda Accord died on the scene of the crash round 2:15 a.m. in Lincoln, about 3 miles east of the state Capitol, police mentioned. A 24-year-old girl died later at a hospital the place she was taken in important situation.

The 5 males who died included the 22-year-old driver. The opposite victims had been one 21-year-old, one 23-year-old and two 22-year-olds.

Police mentioned the reason for the crash stays below investigation, and so they mentioned the crash was reported by an iPhone that detected the influence and referred to as responders mechanically when the telephone’s proprietor didn’t reply.

“That is the worst crash in Lincoln in latest reminiscence,” Lincoln Police Assistant Chief Michon Morrow mentioned. “We’ve been attempting to think about one other accident this dangerous and we haven’t give you something.”

Investigators hadn’t been capable of finding any witnesses to the crash by Sunday afternoon, which might make it tougher to find out what occurred.

“The reason for this accident goes to take us a while to pin down,” Morrow mentioned. “We’re all potentialities, together with alcohol, pace or distracted driving.”