Two people hospitalized in Thursday Wayne County crash
WAYNE COUNTY, Neb. -- Emergency units are on scene following a crash in Wayne County Thursday afternoon.
Several fire and rescue units responded to the accident, including a helicopter from Mercy One.
Wayne County Sheriff Jason Dwinell said it was a two-vehicle accident that left two injured.
Dwinell said the driver of the first vehicle had stopped and was attempting to turn north. The driver of the second was heading east and failed to stop and struck the first vehicle.
The driver of the first vehicle was taken to Wayne's Providence Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The driver of the second car that was transported by Mercy One helicopter for treatment of her injuries.
The crash happened on Highway 35 approximately five miles west of Wayne around 5 p.m.
Traffic was diverted on Highway 35, with drivers being pushed to country roads for at least a two mile stretch going east and west between Wayne and the 35/98 junction.
Several semis could be seen backed up on Highway 35, and Nebraska Department of Transportation was seen aiding the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and several local fire departments in directing traffic.
No official word has been provided regarding the severity of any injuries or the cause of the accident.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Winside Fire and Rescue, Carrol Fire and Rescue, the Nebraska Department of Transportation, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The collision remains under investigation.
It is the second significant crash on Highway 35 west of Wayne in less than two weeks.