Beatrice Police Searching For Hit-and-Run Driver, in Collision

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have spoken to the owner of a vehicle that left the scene of an injury accident, but are still trying to determine who was driving the vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle resides in Beatrice.  Police were looking for a hit and run driver involved in a two-vehicle collision at 5 p.m., Tuesday, just east of the Gage County Courthouse.

Sergeant Brian Carver says a vehicle struck an eastbound car broadside, at 8th and Lincoln, then left the scene traveling south on 8th.   The brown-colored four door sedan which was struck on the driver’s side, ended up on a sidewalk along the south side of Lincoln Street, slightly east of the intersection.

Beatrice Fire and Rescue crews worked to free the driver from the vehicle.  Carver says police located a license plate in the debris left at the scene.  The plate was  believed to be from the vehicle that fled the scene.

Sergeant Wes Henning says the vehicle that fled the scene was described as a gray or silver-colored 1987 Dodge Van, with a license plate of 3-A–5-4-8-9.

The name of the injured driver in the car was not immediately available.  Beatrice Fire Captain Corey Lieneman says the female driver was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Traffic was redirected around the scene during the accident investigation.

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