An early morning accident on Tuesday, August 11 near Anselmo sent the drivers of two company vehicles to the hospital with injuries.
According to the accident report from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, a 2019 Ford Expedition, owned by Railcrew Xpress, was being driven by 49-year-old Cynthia Rehder and was traveling east on Highway 2, just to the west of Anselmo. At the same time, 64-year-old Lawrence Sackrider was driving a 2007 Peterbilt with a trailer, owned by Midwest Transport Specialists, east on Highway 2 behind the Expedition.
According to the report, as the Peterbilt was attempting to pass the Expedition, the car began to turn left and the two vehicles collided. Following the collision, the car went to the right and into the eastbound ditch while the semi went into the westbound ditch and came to a stop near the BNSF Railway.
Video acquired from the Midwest Transport dashcam, showed that the Expedition applied its brakes, but continued east on the highway. The semi then turned on its blinker and pulled in the passing lane and began to pass the car when the Expedition applied its breaks and turned while turning on their blinker simultaneously.
Rehder was transported to Melham Medical Center by Broken Bow EMS with an injury to her arm while Sackrider was transported by Merna EMS to Melham Medical Center with a possible injury to his neck.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Airbags deployed in the Expedition, but did not in the Peterbilt. Alcohol is not suspected in the crash.
A citation is only pending for Rehder, who was driving the Expedition.
Both vehicles were totaled and were towed away by Hunters Towing and Repair. Damage was also reported to a mailbox on a private drive costing approximately $100.