Male Schuyler, 19, killed in crash on Highway 15

A Schuyler man died Thursday following a two-vehicle crash at the Stanton-Colfax county line.

Law enforcement and emergency personnel were called to the scene located at Highway 15 and 822nd Road shortly before 3 p.m., Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said.

An investigation by the Stanton and Colfax County Sheriff’s Offices indicated that a Toyota SUV was heading north on Highway 15 when it suddenly made a left turn off the highway onto 822nd Road and directly into the path of a headed pickup truck. south, Unger said.

The driver of Schuyler’s SUV, Jeyco Gonzalez, 19, was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of O’Neill’s southbound pickup, Tyler Regan, 24, was extricated from the wreckage by Clarkson Fire and Rescue and transported to West Point hospital. Regan was later flown by medical helicopter to Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha for treatment of his injuries.

The scene of the accident blocked a portion of Highway 15 for more than three hours. A seat belt was in use in Regan’s pickup truck, Unger said, and the airbags deployed.

Unger said Gonzalez was driving the SUV with a revoked license and authorities are working to determine whether alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Stanton County Emergency Management also assisted at the scene. Both vehicles have been totaled.

This story was updated at 6:15am Friday.

The original story went live on Thursday at 6:40pm.

One person died Thursday afternoon in a crash near the border between Stanton and Colfax counties.

Shortly before 3 p.m., Stanton County Sheriff’s Office and Stanton County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to an incident with two vehicles at Highway 15 and 822nd Road, which is on the county line.

Unger said a driver was ejected from the wreck following the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The co-driver was taken to West Point hospital by Clarkson Rescue and was later taken by medical helicopter to Omaha’s Bergan Mercy Hospital with serious injuries, Unger said.

The highway was closed for nearly three hours after the accident.

Authorities are still trying to notify the deceased’s next of kin. The incident remains under investigation by both the Stanton County and Colfax County Sheriff’s Offices.

More details will be released as they become available.

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