Mitchell crash remains under investigation

September 5, 2018

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.

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