Vehicle rollover kills one on scene, other hospitalized in Scottsbluff

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 10:12 AM CDT
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Emergency personnel responded to an urgent request for assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol on Spring Creek Road near the intersection of Highway 26 around 11:30pm on Friday.

The Trooper reported witnessing a vehicle rollover with the vehicle now on fire and a person inside, and CPR underway on a person that had been ejected.

One of the occupants, a male age 38 from Scottsbluff, was declared deceased at the scene.

The other occupant, a male age 32 from Scottsbluff, was transported to Regional West Medical Center by Valley Ambulance.

He remains hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life threatening.

Seat belts were not in use.

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as contributing factors to the accident.

The accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

Responding agencies included the Nebraska State Patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Mitchell Police Department, Valley Ambulance, Air Link and Mitchell Fire Department.

Officers do not anticipate releasing any further information pending notification of next of kin.

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