On December 8, 2022, at 10:17 a.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a rollover accident at mile marker 96 U.S. Highway 83 (between North Platte and Stapleton, NE). Deputies, North Platte and Logan County Rescue responded to the scene. Upon arrival emergency workers found the adult female driver deceased outside of the vehicle. Two passengers were in very serious condition and were transported to Great Plains Health.
Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstructionist and witnesses to the accident, advised the vehicle was southbound on U.S. Highway 83 and lost control on the icy roadway. The vehicle traveled into the east ditch and rolled several times into a pasture. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor and seatbelts were not in use. The name of the deceased is being held pending family notification.
The driver of the above vehicle has been identified as thirty-eight year old Melissa Martinez of North Platte, NE.