Several injured in two-car crash in Buffalo County
SHELTON, Neb. -- Six people were injured and sent to the hospital in a car crash near Shelton.
The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office said officers were dispatched to the area of Grand Island Road and Shelton Road for a reported motor vehicle crash on Saturday around 4:30 p.m.
Officers said they saw that a Dodge pickup and a Toyota Highlander had collided and several people were injured. Emergency Medical Services from Shelton, Gibbon, Ravenna, Wood River, and CHI-Good Samaritan Hospital responded to the scene.
According to authorities, the two adults and three juveniles in the Toyota were transported to a nearby hospital by EMS. The single Dodge occupant was transported to a different nearby hospital by Air Care.
Officials said the Dodge was driven by a 20-year-old man, of Ravenna, and the Toyota was driven by a 46-year-old man, of Lexington.
BCSO said Shelton and Gibbon Volunteer Fire Department personnel also responded to the scene due to a field fire that was ignited by the crash. They were able to put the fire out.
The crash is being investigated by the Kearney/Buffalo County crash investigation team and additional details will be released as information becomes available and the crash report is complete.