A medical event may have contributed to an accident this afternoon in Stanton County that also left some without power.
According to the Stanton County Sheriff's Department, a one vehicle accident on 576th Avenue happened around 3:10 p.m. about 10 miles southeast of Pilger. The accident occurred when a northbound pickup driven by Amanda Beerbohm, 32, of rural Pilger left the roadway and travelled through a ditch striking a metal power pole. Beerbohm was treated at the scene by Pilger Rescue and declined further transport. Seatbelts are credited with lessening any serious injuries. Cuming County Power District also responded to the scene.
According to Stanton County Emergency Management, some residents will temporarily see power outages as Cuming County REA will be working on a broken utility pole. They estimated that it could be an hour or more. They have a crew already on scene and are working as quickly and safely as they can.