BROKEN BOW– Information has been released on the one-vehicle accident that took place at approximately 8:15 PM on Sunday, December 22.
According to the accident report from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, 18-year-old Daniel Ray Peterson of Anselmo was traveling eastbound on South E Street in his black 2000 Lincoln Town Car when it left the roadway to the left, traveled up the curb, and impacted a tree.
As previously reported, the damage to the vehicle was extensive and the Jaws of Life were required to free Peterson. Most of the damage was located on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Peterson was transported to Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center by Broken Bow EMS. According to the report, Peterson was transported to the hospital with suspected severe injuries throughout his entire body.
The vehicle was listed as totaled and damage to a state sign was also reported costing approximately $200.
The report indicates that a seatbelt was not used and drugs are suspected to be a factor in the cause of the crash.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Broken Bow Police Department, Broken Bow Fire and EMS, and Hunter’s Towing responded to the scene.