Mitchell crash remains under investigation
MITCHELL — The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a one-vehicle crash that occurred Friday near Mitchell.
James Johnson, 41, of rural Minatare, was injured in the crash at around 12:20 p.m. on Experiment Farm between County Road 17 and Sunflower Road.
According to information released from the sheriff’s department, Johnson was traveling east when he went off the road, struck a power pole and power lines were downed as well as the power pole.
Power lines started a fire, burning into a tree row and the car was completely engulfed.
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said Monday that alcohol use is being investigated as a factor in the case.