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UPDATE: Two vehicle head-on collision near Plainview results in a fatality

January 3, 2019

PLAINVIEW - A two vehicle head-on collision on Highway 13, 2 miles south of Plainview Tuesday evening resulted in a fatality.

According to Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt, 80-year-old Chris Lerum was driving a 2000 Ford Taurus and collided with a 2014 Jeep Grand Limited driven by Alexis Hrbek of Verdigre. Lerum was pronounced dead at the scene while Alexis and her passenger Katherine Hrbek also of Verdigre were trapped inside and helped by Plainview Fire and Rescue.

Katherine was flown by LifeNet helicopter to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City while Alexis was transported by Plainview rescue to Plainview Hospital.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Plainview Police Department, Pierce Fire and Rescue, and Plainview Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.

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