State Patrol Urges Caution After Fatality Accident South of Auburn

LINCOLN  — One person was killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 75 in Nemaha County.

A Nebraska State Patrol press release says the crash occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. just south of Auburn, when a southbound Ford Expedition crossed the center line and struck a northbound Ford Fusion. The driver of the Fusion, George Winchester, 56, of Cook, Neb., was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Expedition, Rachelle Ellston, 30, of Humboldt, Neb., was transported by ambulance to Nemaha County Hospital and then taken to Bryan Health Center West Campus in Lincoln. Two children in car seats in the rear of the Expedition were uninjured.

Highway 75 was closed for approximately five hours. The crash investigation is ongoing.

Highway 75 is experiencing increased traffic due to flooding on Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri.

The Nebraska State Patrol urges caution with additional traffic in the area.