(Neb.)-Weather Likely A Factor In Sioux County Accident
(Harrison)-Highway 20 was closed for approximately one hour on Tuesday evening due to an accident which occurred around 9:20 that evening eight miles east of Harrison. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Robert Fox, age 33 from Texas, was eastbound driving a 1994 GMC pickup, when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Kaitelyn Woodrum, age 19 of Harrison.
The Patrol said that the collision was nearly head on, and the pickup went in the north ditch and into a field. No restraints were in use in the pickup. Restraints were in use in the Suburban by Woodrum and her passenger. Both vehicles were considered a total loss.
Fox was transported to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with non-life threatening injuries. Woodrum was transported to Chadron Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as well. Her passenger refused treatment. Although the cause of the accident is not specifically known, the Patrol dispatch in Scottsbluff stated that weather was likely a factor, as there was blowing snow and poor visibility at the time of the accident.
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