One person was transported to a local hospital following an accident in Stanton County this evening.
At about 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a three vehicle traffic accident that sent one driver to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to the sheriff's department.
Brian Suehl, 52, of rural Pilger was stopped at the intersection of 571st Avenue and U.S. Hwy 275, waiting to make a northbound turn off the highway, when his vehicle was struck from behind by an eastbound pickup pulling a camper driven by Heath Harrison, 36, of Beemer. That impact pushed the car driven by Suehl into a westbound car driven by Tanner Lancaster, 28, of Tilden, according to a press release. Suehl was taken to FRHS by ambulance and both other drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.
The Lancaster car came to rest more than a 100 yards from the intersection in the north ditch and the Suehl car came to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection. The Suehl vehicle was a total loss and traffic was directed around the scene for about 45 minutes as it was cleared. Pilger Fire and Stanton County Emergency Management assisted at the scene.