Two ejected, two life-flighted after Hastings accident

HASTINGS, Neb. — Two people were life-flighted and three others sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning, Hastings Police said.

The accident occurred just before 2 A.M. Saturday.

Hastings Police Sergeant Brian Hessler tells NBC Nebraska 23-year-old Austin Warford of Glenvil was driving eastbound on 6th Street. Witnesses tell police Warford was driving at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of 6th St. and Burlington Avenue.

At the intersection, Sgt. Hessler said Warford hit 22-year-old Paul Mueller of Hastings.

Warford and his passenger, 19-year-old Cheyenne Franssen, were injured. Warford suffered head injuries and was life flighted to another hospital. Franssen was sent to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Mueller was also taken to the hospital with significant head injuries. Mueller’s two passengers, 15-year-old Hunter Miller and 15-year-old Christian Spurrier, were ejected from the vehicle with injuries all over their body. Spurrier was life flighted to another hospital.

Warford was cited for driving under the influence.

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