SCHUYLER – Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that killed a Columbus woman and left another man injured early Saturday morning on Highway 30.
Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl says at approximately 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning, Colfax County Deputies that were out on routine patrol, came across a 2003 Black Chevy Tahoe with it’s headlights on, on the north side of Highway 30, west of County Road 4.
Kracl says the deputy observed a male subject lying in the grass median of Highway 30, who was conscious at the time he was located. The deputy then noticed a female lying near the Tahoe, on the north side of the highway.
Kracl says Schuyler Fire and Rescue responded to the one vehicle rollover accident and transported both the man and woman to the Columbus Community Hospital.
Kracl says the Columbus woman involved in the accident died at CCH, and says the man was transported to Bryan LGH West in Lincoln by helicopter, with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Seatbelt’s were not in use at the time of the accident, and the matter remains under investigation by the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, says Kracl.
Schuyler Fire and Rescue and the Colfax County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.