Scotts Bluff Sheriff’s Office investigating crash near Mitchell

September 1, 2018

MITCHELL — The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle crash near Mitchell.

One man 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, the driver of the vehicle was traveling east when he went off the road, struck a power pole, and power lines were down as well as the power pole.

Power lines started a fire, burning into a tree row and the car was completely engulfed.

The driver of the vehicle was able to get out of the vehicle before the car had started fire, the sheriff’s department said.

The driver’s identity is not yet available as he was transported to Regional West Medical Center prior to law enforcement arrival.

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