Weekend Vehicle Accidents and Grass Fire in Custer County

BROKEN BOW—A one-vehicle rollover accident was reported just before 10 p.m. on Sunday. The accident occurred on the curve of Memorial Drive, east of the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center (JMMMMC), in between the hospital and the fairgrounds. According to Custer County Sheriff’s Office records, the driver, Jeff Grubtill, experienced a head injury and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after the vehicle accident, Broken Bow Fire and EMS crews were called to a grass fire near the railroad crossing at Highway 2 and Cramer Canyon Road, about one mile west of Grassland Veterinary Hospital. According to Fire and EMS Coordinator Andy Holland, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train engine caught on fire and caught the nearby grass on fire, covering approximately 0.25 acres. The fire was cleared by 11:02 p.m.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) out of North Platte, a one-vehicle rollover accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Friday. The accident occurred near Arnold, on Highway 92 at mile marker 245. The vehicle was westbound on Highway 92 when it began to enter the north ditch, overcorrected, and then entered the south ditch and rolled according to NSP. The NSP told KCNI/KBBN that the occupant was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to a North Platte hospital by Arnold Fire and Rescue. Injuries are unknown.

A motorcycle accident occurred in Broken Bow just after 6 p.m. on Friday. According to police records, the accident occurred on Highway 2 near the Diamond Car Wash and Dairy Queen. Angela C. Harris was reportedly driving a motorcycle when she allegedly ran into the back of a motorcycle driven by Michael Harris. Angela Harris was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Broken Bow Fire and Rescue and the Broken Bow Police Department were on the scene.