Motorist Discovers Injury Accident Near Pickrell

Published Monday, July 14, 2014 11:59 am
by Doug Kennedy, KWBE

A 28-year-old Cortland woman was taken to a Lincoln hospital, nearly seven hours after a one-vehicle accident that authorities say happened just after midnight, Sunday morning. 

Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson says a passing motorist found Whitney Lopez at the accident scene, at South 54th and Chestnut Road…about four miles east of Pickrell. 

Gustafson says it appears that the 2003 GMC Yukon driven by Lopez went off South 54th and into a ditch, where it struck an embankment and rolled.  Lopez was taken to Bryan LGH West Medical Center.  Gustafson says alcohol use is suspected as a factor in the accident. 

Lopez was found by another motorist who noticed the wreckage, at around 6:55 a-m, Sunday.