Driver airlifted, after SUV goes off T-intersection and rolls
BEATRICE – One person was flown by medical helicopter after an accident where a sport utility vehicle went off a T-intersection east of Plymouth, Friday morning. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Sandersfeld says the driver was southbound approaching the intersection of Nebraska Highways 4 and 103 when the vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned in a harvested cornfield.
"I'm guessing he may have fell asleep, because there's no skid marks. He hits there...and launched. Somebody noticed it just as it was starting to get light."
The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was taken by ground ambulance to a ballpark field in Plymouth, and then flown by a medical helicopter landing at the field……to a Lincoln Hospital. The identity of the driver and condition were not immediately known. Southeast Communications dispatch said the driver was a male in his 40s and was alert at the scene.
Sandersfeld said the driver was alone in the vehicle. The S-U-V overturned several yards into a cornfield, south of the intersection. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The Gage County Sheriff’s Office, the Nebraska State Patrol, Beatrice Rural Fire and an ambulance responded to the scene of the accident, just after 7 a.m.
The highway in the area was briefly shut down, but reopened at around 7:30 a.m.