A Sunday, September 5 single-vehicle crash sent the driver and passenger to the hospital with possible injuries. According to the accident report from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, a juvenile was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer east on Weissert Road at approximately 3:20 PM when the driver attempted to negotiate a 90-degree turn north.
Weissert Road, which is an asphalt road, is being resurfaced and is covered in loose gravel. As the vehicle went to make the turn, the driver lost control and began to slide across the road. The Explorer entered the north ditch, rolled one time, and came to rest upright and facing east.
Both the driver and juvenile passenger were taken to Melham Medical Center with unspecified possible injuries by Broken Bow EMS. According to the report, neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and airbags did not deploy in the vehicle. The report also lists the speed of the vehicle was too fast regarding the conditions of the road.
No citations were issued in the crash. The vehicle was listed as totaled.