Two people critically injured in Cuming County crash
WEST POINT, Neb. -- Two people were life-flighted in critical condition after a crash in Cuming County on Tuesday afternoon.
The Cuming County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 51 between Pender and West Point at approximately 3:15 p.m. Upon arrival first responders spotted a semi on its side and an SUV fully engulfed in flames.
According to the Cuming County Sheriff's Office, the semi was southbound on Highway 9 and the SUV was westbound on Highway 51. The SUV was reportedly stopped at a stop sign before pulling out in front of the semi.
The SUV's two occupants were reportedly pulled from the vehicle by passersby, who the Cuming County Sheriff's Office credited with saving the SUV occupants' lives. The SUV driver and passenger were taken to St. Francis Hospital in West Point before being life-flighted to UNMC.
The semi driver suffered minor injuries and was also transported to St. Francis.
The crash remains under investigation.