A 57-year old Norfolk woman died in a two-vehicle accident while on her mail route near Hoskins Thursday afternoon.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office reports Francine Wolff, who was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, failed to stop for a stop sign at Highway 35 and drove her U.S, Mail Carrier into the path of a southbound car on the Highway.
The 21-year old driver of the southbound car, Devon Beckman of Battle Creek, was taken to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk with non-life threatening injuries.
The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Stanton County Emergency Management, Norfolk Fire Division, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate a two-vehicle accident in Northern Stanton County that claimed the driver of one of the vehicles. The accident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy 35 and 846th Road north of Woodland Park. The accident occurred when an eastbound pickup appears to have failed to stop for a stop sign at the Highway and drove into the path of a southbound car on Hwy 35. The driver of the pickup was ejected from her vehicle onto the roadway after it rolled onto its top and lifesaving efforts were undertaken by bystanders and law enforcement, but proved futile and the driver was pronounced dead on scene. The 21-year old driver of the southbound car was restrained, with airbag deployment and transported to FRHS by Hoskins/Woodland Park rescue. The pickup involved was operated by a rural U.S. Mail carrier operating on their rural route. The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Stanton County Emergency Management, Norfolk Fire Division, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The names of those involved will be released later tonight, upon completion of full notification of next of kin.