Four injured in Monday accident
McCOOK, Neb. -- Four Lexington residents were taken to Community Hospital following a two-vehicle accident near Indianola Monday evening.
According to the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office, "n the evening of the 19th of July at approximately 8:21 p.m. a motor vehicle accident took place on Highway 6/34 about 1 tenth of a mile west of Indianola, Nebraska. A Ford F250 driven by Carlton J. O”Dea was eastbound on the highway, pulling a 40’ round bale trailer was making a wide turn into a field drive when a Mazda 6, also eastbound on the highway did not recognize the pickup pulling the trailer was making a wide turn. The Mazda braked hard but the driver was unable to miss the trailer. The trailer received minor damage while the Mazda received extensive damage. "The driver of the pickup, O'Dea was uninjured while all four occupants of the Mazda were transported to Community Hospital in McCook by the McCook Fire and Rescue and the Indianola Ambulance.
"Injured were the driver; Eulalia Lopez Torcero, 38; her husband, Andres Elasquee Lopez, 41, Izabel Maricela Lopez Torcero, 29 and Celia Valasquez Lopez, 19 all from Lexington, Nebraska.
"The accident is still under investigation by the Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office. Traffic control was completed by the Indianola Volunteer Fire Department."
Because of regulations, Community Hospital was unable to release information about the conditions of those taken to the hospital.