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Father and son badly hurt in crash near Ponca Road and North River Drive

October 12, 2019


KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S NIYAH
GONZALEZ IS THERE LIVE. NIYAH? NIYAH: CROOK’S WIFE TELLS ME HER
HUSBAND WENT FOR A RIDE WITH H
FRIEND IN HIS FRIEND’S NEW
TRUCK. THAT RIDE ENDED IN A DITCH, AN
IT MIGHT COST HIM HIS LIFE. 21-YEAR-OLD BROOKLYN CROOK SAYS
HER HUSBAND, CAMERON, IS
DEVOTED.>>HE WAS A VERY HARD WORKER. HE ALWAYS HAD REALLY BIG DREAM
AND HE ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT HE
— HIS PLAN WAS JUST TO BUILD
AND BUILD TO GIVE THE BEST LIFE
TO ME AND HIS DAUGHTER. NIYAH: SHE SAYS CAMERON AND HIS
DAD LEFT SUNDAY NIGHT TO CHECK
OUT A FRIEND’S NEW TRUCK.>>I WAS SUPPOSED TO WORK AT
8:00. AND TIME WENT BY, AND IT WAS
8:30, WE HAD BEEN CALLING THEIR
PHONES, AND NO ONE WAS
ANSWERING. NIYAH: SHE SAYS IT WAS UNLIKE
HIM NOT TO PICK UP, SO SHE
DECIDED TO CALL ONE LAST TIME.>>A COP ANSWERED AND SAID TO GO
TO UNMC EMERGENCY. NIYAH: CROOK WAS RESCUED FROM
THAT WRECKAGE LESS THAN A MILE
FROM HIS HOUSE
POLICE SAY THE DRIVER JONTA
— THE DRIVER, JONTA NIVONGSA,
RAN A STOP SIGN, HITTING THIS TREE. CROOK’S WIFE SAYS HE SUFFERED
THE WORST INJURIES.>>HE HAS A BROKEN JAW, A BROKEN
NOSE, CRACKED RIBS, A BROKEN
WRIST, AND THEY SAID THAT HE’S
PARALYZE
NIYAH: SHE SAYS HER HUSBAND HAS
PNEUMONIA AND SEPSIS.>>THERE IS SOME KIND OF
BACTERIA IN HIS BLOODSTREAM. THEY CAN’T DO ANY SPINAL
SURGER
NIYAH: NOW, SHE PRAYS HER
HUSBAND WILL COME HOME.>>FOR WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY
NOT BE THE OUTCOME, BECAUSE
MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN EVERY DAY. NIYAH: SHE SAYS CAMERON’S DAD
MAY GET TO GO HOME IN A FEW
WEEKS. THE DRIVER MAY GET OUT EVE
SOONER, BUT POLICE SAY CHARGES
ARE PENDING AGAINST HIM. CAMERON’S FAMILY HAS A GO FUND
ME PAGE AND A FUND AT METRO
CREDIT UNION. WE POSTED THOSE DETAILS ON
KETV.COM. REPORTING LIVE, NIYAH GONZALEZ,
KETV NEWSWATCH

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