Aug 17, 2021 7:20 PM

3 transported to Regional West after Scottsbluff accident

Posted Aug 17, 2021 7:20 PM

By Kalin Krohe, Panhandle Post

On Aug. 16 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the Scottsbluff Police Department responded to a vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 26 and East 27th Street. 

A white 2006 GMC Sierra pickup driven by 38-year-old Jessica Donnelly of Minatare crashed into a red 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by 18-year-old Christina Larsen. Larsen was also from Minatare. 

"The investigation found that the Impala was northwest bound on Highway 26 and the GMC was southeast bound Highway 26," Scottbluff Police Sgt. Steven Lopez said. "As both vehicles were in the intersection the Impala made a left turn in front of the GMC. Witnesses reported the traffic signal was green for both directions of Highway travel at the time of the accident."

Both southeast lanes of the highway at the intersection were closed for approximately one hour.

Both drivers were transported to Regional West Medical Center by Valley Ambulance. A passenger in the Impala was also transported to Regional West by Valley Ambulance.

Lopez said all injuries are non-life threatening.

The vehicles are total losses and were towed from the scene.

Valley Ambulance and Scottsbluff Fire Department also responded to the accident.