SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, NE – A driver was killed and a passenger injured when their vehicle was involved in a rollover crash in Scotts Bluff County, according to The Star-Herald.
Sheriff’s deputies and rescue crews responded to the scene near County Road U and County Road 36 after the incident was reported Wednesday morning shortly before 4:30 a.m. Investigators said 32-year-old Estevan A. Teniente lost control of a vehicle while heading west on County Road U. The vehicle entered a ditch, went sideways and rolled.
Teniente, a Minatare resident, was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 27-year-old Garret Le Maitre, was hospitalized with minor injuries at Regional West Medical Center.
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said investigators are looking into whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
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