Five injured in two rural accidents, More names released
Five people were injured in two separate accidents in rural areas of Scotts Bluff County this morning.
The Nebraska State Patrol said the first accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 26 and County Road 19 west of Scottsbluff at around 8 a.m. this morning.
The Patrol says a car driven by 17 year old John Swanson from Scottsbluff was traveling north on CR 19. crossed the railroad tracks, failed to observe a stop sign and collided with an eastbound truck on the highway driven by 27 year old Lance Lewis of Mitchell.
Swanson and two other juveniles in his vehicle were transported by Valley Ambulance to RWMC with non-life threatening injuries. Lewis was not transported. Swanson was also cited for failure to yield.
Swanson's 1989 four door Chevy sedan and the 1979 El Camino driven by Lewis were totaled.
The second accident occured on County Road A a mile west of Highway 29. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's office says 16-year-old Lacy Trimble of rural Mitchell was eastbound on County Road A when she lost control of her vehicl. The 1996 Mustang went off the north side of the road and over a ditch filled with water. The car narrowly missed a bridge, before landing on its top.
Trimble was able to get out of the vehicle, and was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
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