Authorities looking for two men wanted for leaving scene of Morrill County crash

MORRILL COUNTY, NE — Authorities issued a pair of felony arrest warrants Monday in Morrill County for men police say left the scene of an accident. 

According to court records, the crash occurred Saturday. Police say a man driving a Chevy south on County 73 was struck by a man driving a Mercedes-Benz heading west on County Road 108. 

The driver of the Chevy reported the accident to police. Court documents say he told authorities the driver of the Mercedes-Benz, later identified as Michael Hoehn, had attempted to start his car and leave the scene. 

Hoehn is also accused of taking beer cans out of his car and throwing them into some nearby grass and out of view. 

The Chevy driver then told authorities that another man, Joseph Edwards, showed up in a white pickup. Edwards spoke with Hoehn and the two got into the pickup and left the scene. 

Court documents say authorities called Edwards who confirmed he took Hoehn from the scene. Despite telling the other driver they would be back with a tractor to pull the Mercedes from the wreck, the two never returned, according to court documents. 

Hoehn is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence, both felonies. Edwards faces charges of accessory to a felony and aiding and abetting a felony. 

The driver of the Chevy went to a local hospital after the crash. Court documents say he had bruising, cuts and a sprained wrist.

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