BEATRICE - One person was airlifted to a Lincoln hospital after a two-vehicle collision in north Beatrice, last night.
It happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 77 and Industrial Row, near the Indian Creek Mall. Beatrice Police Officer Derrick Hosick said a northbound vehicle ran a red light at the scene.

"The GMC was following the light turning south on 77, coming out of basically, the Sonic (Restaurant) area. the Jeep was northbound, didn't see the light was red....proceeded north and struck the GMC".

The northbound Jeep broadsided the S-U-V on the driver’s side. The female driver of the S-U-V, who was extricated from the vehicle, was taken from the scene to the Beatrice Municipal Airport, and then airlifted by medical helicopter to a Lincoln Hospital.

"The other individual, I believe, didn't have anything...maybe a couple of cuts", Hosick said.

The female driver was identified as 38-year-old Casey Holsing, of Beatrice. The driver of the Jeep, a 16-year-old Adams male, was not taken to the hospital. Hosick said police investigating at the scene also received witness accounts.

"There were a couple of witnesses, and they confirmed basically what each driver recollects what happened, as well".
Hosick said police don’t believe speed was a factor, but inattention to the signal light. The accident, which sent police and Beatrice Fire and Rescue to the scene, happened at around 8:09 p.m.

The collision blocked the northbound lanes of the divided highway for about 45 minutes. The drivers were alone in their vehicles.