CASS COUNTY, NE – An accident involving two trucks in Cass County sent two people to the hospital with critical injuries this past weekend.
According to the Fremont Tribune, a Ford F-150 pickup truck collided with a Peterbilt semi Saturday in the area of Nebraska Highway 63 and Mynard Road sometime before 12:40 p.m. Investigators determined that the driver of the pickup, 80-year-old Peter Bartman of Gretna, failed to yield while heading east on Mynard Road and entered the path of the semi. The driver of the semi, 67-year-old Larry Langer of Alvo, was unable to avoid the collision and struck the pickup on the driver’s side. The impact sent the pickup into a ditch while the semi jackknifed in a corner of the intersection.
Peter Bartman and a passenger, 77-year-old Judith Bartman, were taken to Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, where they were listed in critical condition. Langer was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln as a precaution.
Cass County sheriff’s deputies, the Nebraska State Patrol and local rescue units were all at the scene of the wreck, which remains under investigation.
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