Semi-truck Accident

On 10/26/17 at approximately 19:47, Scottsbluff Police responded to a reported accident at the intersection of HWY 26 and 21st Ave in which involved two semi-trucks. The investigation found that a 1991 Kenwood beet truck driven by James Adams (60) of Gering, NE., and a 1992 Freightliner and trailer driven by James DeBock (68) of Torrington, WY. had collided in the intersection. Prior to the collision the Kenwood was South bound on 21st Ave, and the Freightliner was North bound on 21st Ave. The Freightliner made a left turn in front of the approaching Kenwood resulting in the collision. The impact caused both vehicles to become disabled in the east bound lanes of Hwy 26. The intersection was partially closed for approximately 2.5 hours while the scene was cleared and the investigation was completed. Both vehicles were total losses. DeBock was issued a citation for failure to yield. Adams suffered a minor injury to his hand and was treated/evaluated on scene. Scottsbluff Fire Department, Valley Ambulance, and Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the response.

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