(Elk Horn) Two people were hurt, one seriously, in a two vehicle crash on Highway 173 one quarter of a mile north of Interstate 80 at around 3:55 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Shelby County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rod McMurphy tells KSOM/KS95 news that northbound Red 2008 Chevy Suburban driven by 53-year-old Dale Hoogeveen, of Chaska, Minnesota, who was traveling at a slow rate of speed partially on the shoulder and partially on the Highway with it’s flashers on, when a Ford Focus station wagon owned by the state of Iowa and driven by 60-year-old Alice Linden, of Kimballton, popped over the hill and rear ended the Suburban causing a significant impact to the Ford Focus station wagon.
The Linden vehicle came to rest in the east ditch and Hoogeveen's Suburban came to rest on the roadway a short distance away from the collision. Linden was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated from the car with the “Jaws of Life.”
Both drivers were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by Elk Horn Fire Department and Medivac Ambulance. Alice Linden was later air-lifted to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha with serious injuries. Hoogeveen was treated and released from CCMH.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The accident remains under investigation.
May 20, 2013