CUSTER COUNTY—Two people were transported to the hospital following a motorcycle accident on Highway 92 west of Merna on Thursday, June 13. According to the accident report from the Custer County Sherriff’s Office , Tyler Stabb of Broken Bow was driving his silver Honda VTX motorcycle east on Highway 92 when he and his passenger, Kathryn Staab of Broken Bow, hit a deer.
The report states that Tyler was unable to stop when the deer crossed into the path of the motorcycle. After impact, the motorcycle traveled approximately 310 feet before hitting a hole in the road where it flipped the motorcycle and slid approximately 162 feet before stopping at a measured distance of 522 feet away from the initial impact.
According to the report, Broken Bow EMS transported Tyler to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center with visible leg injuries and Merna EMS also transported Kathryn to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center with a possible back injury.
The bike was estimated as totaled, alcohol was not a factor in the crash.