Sheriff reports deadly accident on Highway 75
AUBURN - The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly accident on Highway 75 at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.
A sheriff’s office press release says vehicles driven by Anne Reynolds of Omaha and Sarah Wiltse of Nebraska City collided between county roads 735 and 736.
Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene. Wiltse and a passenger in Reynold’s vehicle were transported to Nemaha County Hospital.
An Auburn woman told News Channel Nebraska she was traveling southbound behind Reynold’s white SUV about 70 mph when she heard and saw a sudden collision with the black Jeep.
The 43-year-old witness described a traumatizing tragedy to see the accident, pull to a stop in the ditch and then run to the vehicles to try and render aid.
She said it is a shock to see a driving mistake cost a life.
The sheriff’s office says the white SUV crossed the centerline prior to impact.
The northbound vehicle rolled and caught fire and the white SUV sustained devastating damage.
Agencies assisting were the Brock-Julian Fire Department, Auburn Fire Department, Peru Fire Department, Auburn Rescue Squad, Peru Rescue Squad, Nemaha County Emergency Management and Nebraska State Patrol.
Seatbelts were in use by both drivers.