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Sheriff’s Office investigates two-vehicle accident

December 19, 2018

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a recent traffic accident that resulted in injuries.

Just before 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Highways 81 and 91.

The investigation revealed a 2015 Toyota Corolla, driven by Liska Sarver, 57, from Norfolk, had been traveling eastbound on Highway 91 and had come to a stop at the intersection of Highway 81. A 2016 Dodge Ram pickup, driven by Larry Guenther, 60, from Columbus, was traveling northbound on Highway 81. As Sarver entered the intersection to turn north onto Highway 81, the Dodge pickup struck the Corolla in the front passenger area of the vehicle, causing the Corolla to spin around in the intersections. The Dodge pickup continued to travel north, veering into and colliding with an overhead street light, in the northeast corner of the intersections.

Humphrey Rescue transported Sarver to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk, and Guenther and an adult passenger to the Columbus Community Hospital.

All drivers and occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Air bags were deployed in both vehicles.

Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the accident.

Humphrey Fire responded with Humphrey Rescue to the scene, assisting the Sheriff’s Office with traffic control.

Cornhusker Power subsequently arrived and secured the electrical lines to the overhead street light.

Sarver was issued a citation for Failure to Yield Right of Way.

This accident remains under investigation by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with additional information regarding this accident is asked to contact the Platte County Sheriff’s Office at 402-564-3229 or Platte County Area Crime Stoppers at 402-563-4000.

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