DATE & TIME: 9/18/2023 at 0816 hours
LOCATION: On W. Lilac Rd / Hwy 77 to SW 32nd Rd
OFFENSE: Injury Accident
CASE #: 2023-4660
On the above listed date and time Gage County Deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle injury accident. Rachael Bauman, 47 years old of rural Beatrice was driving a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee east bound on W. Lilac Rd. Toby Kotinek, 19 years old of Lawrence, NE was driving a 2008 Chevy Impala west bound on W. Lilac Rd. The two vehicles meet on the crest of a hill and collided. Rachael was treated at the scene and released. Toby was flown to Bryan West via Starcare with non-life-threatening injuries. Rachael was wearing her seatbelt and airbags deployed. Toby was not wearing a seatbelt and airbags deployed. Toby needed to be extricated from the vehicle by Beatrice Fire and Rescue. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
Agencies involved were Beatrice Fire and Rescue, Beatrice Rural Fire and Rescue, Gage County Highway Department and Starcare.
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson #903
Deputy Spencer Behrens #90317