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By Jacob Misener

Single-vehicle rollover accident leads to woman being airlifted from scene


Jacob Misener

This 1999 Chevy Suburban, driven by Mrs. Mary A. Labeau, rolled 1 1/2 times on County Road 59 Saturday night.

A single-vehicle accident on County Road 59 approximately three miles north of Dix shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night led to a local woman being airlifted; first to Scottsbluff Regional West Medical Center, and later to medical facilities in Denver, Colorado.

Mrs. Mary A. Labeau, 52, of Dix, was driving north on County Road 59 after making a trip into Kimball to bring a wheelchair to a local resident who had suffered an accident recently.

While en route to her residence on County Road 59, Labeau encountered washboarding at the base of a hill.

She quickly tried to correct as her vehicle, a maroon 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, began to skid on the gravel roadway.

The vehicle then went into a skid that lasted some 348 feet before leaving the roadway to the left and rolled 1 1/2 times, covering a distance of some 140 feet, before coming to rest on the driver’s side.

First responders from Kimball County EMS answered the call and provided on-scene treatment before Labeau was airlifted via helicopter.

According to the accident report, completed by Kimball County Sheriff’s Department officer Dwain Murdoch, no airbags in the vehicle deployed during the accident and it was not clear whether or not Labeau was wearing her safety belt.

An update on the driver’s condition was not made available to the Western Nebraska Observer at the time of press.

Conditions at the time of the accident were clear. Neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected in the incident.


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