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Fatality Accident

DATE & TIME: Thursday November 23, 2023                                                 

LOCATION: W. Chestnut Rd. / SW 86th Rd. – SW 100th Rd.                                         

OFFENSE: Fatality Accident                           

CASE #: 2023-5884                             

On Thursday November 23, 2023 at 8:40 AM the Gage County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person report, regarding Librado Lopez, III, age 40 of Cortland, NE, who did not come home the night before.  Family members began searching for Lopez and soon located Lopez inside of his crashed vehicle down in a creek embankment along W. Chestnut Rd. in-between SW 100th Rd. and SW 86th Rd.  Dewitt Fire and Rescue personnel responded and pronounced Lopez deceased. 

Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded, along with the Nebraska State Patrol.  The accident investigation determined that Lopez had been traveling east on W. Chestnut Rd. when his vehicle went off the north side of the road and collided with a creek embankment.  It is not believed that Lopez was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  The accident remains under investigation.

Deputy John Chavez, #9036

Deputy Spencer Behrens, #90317

Inv. Matthew Ernst, #90315

Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903