Three Juveniles Injured in Accident
On August 1, 2022, at 9:00 p.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a serious one vehicle accident just east of Crane View Road on South River Road (between North Platte and Hershey, NE.). It was reported the vehicle had left the road, rolled and struck a tree. Additionally, all three occupants were trapped in the vehicle.
Deputies and North Platte Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and found the driver of the vehicle was a seventeen-year-old from North Platte. The driver had serious injuries and eventually removed from the vehicle and transported to Great Plains Health. The front seat passenger had very serious injuries and was identified as a thirteen-year-old from North Platte, NE. The front seat passenger was transported from the scene and to Great Plains Health and later to Omaha for additional treatment. The rear passenger was identified as a twelve-year-old who had critical life-threatening injuries. The rear seat passenger was transported to Great Plains Health and to Omaha for additional treatment.
Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstructionists were called to the scene to document the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor. The investigation is ongoing, the names of the juveniles will not be released at this time.