One person is dead, several suffered injuries, in a car-van accident in eastern Nebraska.
The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident occurred last night north of Colon on Highway 109, south of County Road R.
A van loaded with 12 individuals attempted a U-turn to travel south on Highway 109. A southbound car collided with it.
The driver of the car, 88-year-old Walter Anderson of Wahoo, died at the scene. A passenger, 63-year-old Peggy Shapnek of Wahoo, is being treated at a Lincoln hospital.
The van, registered to NET Ministries of Minnesota was pulling a trailer. Ten occupants in the van had to be transported for treatment by six ambulances. One had to be transported to UNMC in Omaha. The two others in the van were taken to the hospital by personal vehicle.
The Nebraska State Patrol is conducting an accident reconstruction.