Sunday afternoon pickup crash SE of Beatrice injures six
BEATRICE – Six occupants of a pickup were injured in a serious accident in Gage County, Sunday afternoon.
The accident happened at around 2:35 p.m. at the north edge of the village of Holmesville. A southbound pickup on South 43rd Road had come around a curve, and went out of control, off the north side of the road, where it flipped onto its side in a soybean field.
One person was reported ejected from the vehicle, while a second person was trapped under the pickup. Wymore Fire Chief Mark Meints said firefighters extricated one person who was conscious at the scene, from under the truck. The person ejected from the vehicle was also conscious and talking with emergency personnel.
A medical helicopter landed at the scene and airlifted the driver, identified as 47-year-old Blanca Dahlkoetter, of Blue Springs…. to Bryan Health West Medical Center in Lincoln. One passenger, identified as 20-year-old Saul Garcia, of Blue Springs, was trapped under the vehicle and was freed from the wreckage by firefighters. He was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital by ground ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. His father, Clifford Dahlkoetter and a juvenile passenger, were also taken to B-C-H to be checked over for injuries.
Two people were treated at the scene of the accident. Authorities were not certain if seatbelts were in use.
Responding to the scene were Wymore and Blue Springs firefighters, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Beatrice Rural Fire and Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies.