DATE & TIME: October 17, 2022, 12:21 PM
LOCATION: SW 32nd Rd. / Sargent Rd. – Hickory Rd.
OFFENSE: Injury Accident
CASE #: 2022-5483
On Monday, October 17, 2022 at 12:21 PM Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies, Beatrice Fire and Rescue, and Beatrice Rural Fire were dispatched to a single-vehicle injury accident on SW 32nd Rd. in-between Sargent Rd. and Hickory Rd. The investigation determined that Janice A. Ward, age 29, of Fairbury was driving south on SW 32nd Rd. at a high rate of speed. When Ward came over the top of a hill, she observed a northbound vehicle approaching her. Ward moved over in order to allow the northbound vehicle to pass and when she did so, she lost control of her vehicle on the gravel road. Ward drifted off into the ditch where her vehicle collided with several trees. Ward was transported to the Beatrice Community Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Ward was issued a citation for Driving Too Fast for Conditions.
Inv. Matthew Ernst, #90315
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903