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Driver injured in car versus road grader accident near Melbeta | KTIC Radio

Driver injured in car versus road grader accident near Melbeta

Driver injured in car versus road grader accident near Melbeta

Authorities say one person has been hospitalized after he struck the rear of a Scotts Bluff County road grader south of Melbeta Monday morning.

Sheriff Mark Overman says an eastbound car driven by 41-year-old Chad Conklin of rural Gering struck the rear of the road grader, and Conklin was taken by ambulance to Regional West for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Overman says the accident occurred between County Roads 29 and 30, and said Conklin did not see the road grader, driven by 55-year-old Dane Bolzer of Mitchell, until it was too late to avoid the collision. Bolzer was not injured.

Sheriff Overman says the car is considered a total loss, the road grader received less than $100 in damage.  He says drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the accident; Conklin was cited by deputies for careless driving.

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