Fatal Accident In Merrick Co. Update: Victims Identified
Yesterday morning emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of state highway 14 and L road, just south of Central City to respond to a two vehicle accident. The accident resulted in one fatality.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a jeep traveling north on Highway 14 attempted to make a left hand turn on L road and collided with a pickup. The driver of the jeep was pronounced deceased on scene, while the driver of the pickup was life flighted to Lincoln with life threatening injuries.
The driver of the jeep, identified as Roger Campbell, 80, of Stromsburg died at the scene.
The truck driver, Laura Messenger, 61, of Central City, was transferred to a trauma center in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries.