On January 7, 2023, at 4:17 p.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a report of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 83 near mile marker 56, is essentially Wellfleet, NE. It was reported the vehicles had hit nearly head on and one subject was deceased.
Accident Reconstructionist from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded and found a northbound 1999 Ford Taurus crossed the center line of the highway. The vehicle struck a southbound 2013 Chevrolet Pickup.
The Ford Taurus was driven by thirty-three-year-old Jordan Lauger of McCook, NE. Mr. Lauger was pronounced dead at the scene. The four occupants of the Chevrolet Pickup were all transported to Great Plains Health with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.