Accident victims remain hospitalized

Thursday, June 19, 2008

KEARNEY -- Good Samaritan Hospital physicians have upgraded the condition of the McCook woman injured in a one-vehicle accident in McCook early Wednesday morning, but the driver of the pickup remains in critical condition.

Senamon Rogers McLeod, 37, has been upgraded from critical to fair condition following treatment first at Community Hospital of McCook and then Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Ryan Stecker, 33, however, remains in critical condition in the Kearney hospital. Stecker and Rogers McLeod were flown in separate flights by helicopter from the McCook hospital to the Kearney hospital.

The two were injured when Stecker's pickup struck a guide wire, power pole and natural gas pipeline assembly in the 700 block of East A, hit a dirt embankment, rolled and flipped. Investigators believe the accident happened at about 2 a.m.; it was discovered at 2:15 a.m.

The McCook Police Department and the Nebraska State Patrol continue their investigation of the accident.

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