Madison County Deputy Hospitalized After Crash

NORFOLK — A Madison County deputy sheriff and his passenger are injured after an accident on Monday morning.

Deputy Joel D. Vonderohe was transported to the hospital at 4:10 AM following a collision on Highway 81 just north of Madison. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the deputy was investigating a one-vehicle roll over just north of Big Country Auto Sales at around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning. 

The driver of the vehicle that rolled was sitting in the passenger seat of the police cruiser when another vehicle rear ended the patrol unit, injuring both occupants and causing major damage. Madison Fire and Rescue transported the deputy and his passenger to Faith Regional Health Services with non-life threatening injuries. The Patrol says both men were treated and released.

The driver of the vehicle that collided with the deputy’s car was cited for careless driving.

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