MERRICK COUNTY, NE – The Merrick County Sheriff’s Office said five people were injured, including a child, when the pickup truck they were riding in crashed on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Nebraska TV News, the driver of a southbound Chevrolet pickup lost control on 15th Street as a result of road conditions and reckless driving. The pickup went across the roadway, rolled over and ended up in the west ditch.
Four adults and an infant who were in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and were taken to Merrick Medical Center in Center City.
Two people were arrested following the incident, both residents of Merrick County. 19-year-old Wyatt Boroff was charged with willful reckless driving, driving under suspension, and child abuse. 21-year-old Austyn Redmond was charged with child abuse and false reporting.
Seat belts were not in use at the time the incident occurred, according to the sheriff’s office.
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