Jan 15, 2022

2 killed, 2 transported to hospital after crash near Hemingford

Posted Jan 15, 2022 6:53 PM

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

On Jan. 14 at approximately 4:20 p.m. the Nebraska State Patrol was called to a vehicle accident on Highway 71, approximately 15 miles west of Hemingford.

A Honda Pilot driven by 53-year-old Hattie Hanks of Crawford was traveling eastbound when she crossed the center line and collided with a westbound Ford F-150.

Nebraska State Patrol spokesman Cody Thomas said Hattie and passenger, 27-year-old Rylee Hanks of Chadron died at the scene.

An infant passenger in the Honda was transported to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ford was also transported to Regional West with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Thomas said the crash remains under investigation.