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Norfolk woman killed in two-vehicle accident in Stanton County, NE

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Stanton County fatal accident, April 29

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STANTON, Neb. (KTIV) - Authorities have identified the drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident that left one person dead Thursday afternoon in northeast Nebraska.

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says 57-year-old Francine Wolff of Norfolk, Nebraska was killed after she was ejected from her pickup during a crash north of Woodland Park.

According to a press release, the accident occurred just before 2 p.m. when the pickup Wolff was driving failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway 35 and 846th Road. The release says the eastbound pickup drove into the path of a southbound car on Highway 35 driven by 21-year-old Devon Beckman.

Wolff was pronounced dead at the scene while Beckman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials say Beckman was restrained in seatbelts and his airbags did deploy.


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STANTON, Neb. (KTIV) - Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left one person dead Thursday afternoon in northeast Nebraska.

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred north of Woodland Park at the intersection of U.S. Highway 35 and 846th Road.

The sheriff's office says just before 2 p.m. an eastbound pickup on 846th Road failed to stop at the stop sign and drove into the path of a southbound car on Highway 35. After the collision, the pickup truck rolled onto its top and the vehicle's driver was ejected onto the road.

Officials say bystanders and law enforcement officers attempted lifesaving efforts on the driver, but the pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old driver of the southbound car was restrained due to their airbags deploying. The 21-year-old was transported to a local hospital, no word yet on their condition.

The sheriff's office says the names of those involved will be released after next of kin have been notified.

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