Multiple Fatality Accident

On March 14, 2017 at 11:10 p.m., Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and Nebraska State Troopers were asked to respond to a single vehicle injury accident at Mile Marker 203 on Highway 30 (three miles east of Brady, NE.) Gothenburg, Brady and North Platte Rescue also responded to assist.

An Accident Reconstructionist from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office advised a silver 2013 Hyundai Tuscson was west bound on U.S. Highway 30 at mile marker 203 when the vehicle drove off of the north edge of the road, over corrected and eventually began rolling. The vehicle rolled several times and all three occupants were ejected. A female occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A male occupant of the vehicle was transported to Gothenburg Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.

A third female occupant was taken to Great Plains Health with life threatening injuries; she was later flown to a hospital in Denver. Seatbelts were not in use and alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident. Names of the subjects are being withheld pending family notification. Investigation continues.


The two deceased occupants have been identified as;

Thirty-six year old Jason Bartels of Brady, NE.

Thirty-three year old Rebecca Bartels of Brady, NE.

The injured occupant is;

Thirty-one year old Kara Johnson of Brady, NE.


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